01 Dec Nigeria : Coronation Dates Set for Aseyin of Iseyin and Soun of Ogbomoso
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
In a formal announcement, the Oyo State Government has revealed the scheduled presentation of staff of office and coronation ceremonies for the new Aseyin of Iseyin, Ọba Sefiu Olawale Oyebola, and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Ọba Afolabi Ghandi Laoye.
According to a statement by Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Prince Dotun Oyelade, the Aseyin’s coronation is set for December 14, 2023, while the Soun’s coronation will take place on December 19, 2023.
The state government has established a coronation committee, led by Chief of Staff to the Governor, Otunba Segun Ogunwuyi. Other committee members include the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Mr Segun Olayiwola; the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun; the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Prince Dotun Oyelade; and the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Security, Retired Commissioner of Police Sunday Odukoya.
The committee has been actively engaging with coronation committees from both palaces, conducting inspections of the event venues over the past few weeks.
“All is now set for the big events. The state government seizes this opportunity to enjoin members of the public to show full support for the success of the events,” the statement concluded.