As the largest city in West Africa, Ibadan crowns another monarch on Friday, March 4, the next generation network, Globacom, has been announced as the sponsor of activities lined up for the coronation of the new Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji.
The Chairman, Olubadan Coronation Reception Planning Committee, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, while expressing happiness that Globacom had taken up the sponsorship of the epoch-making occasion, said that the company had again displayed its unalloyed commitment to the common good of the nation and expressed the hope that the coming of Globacom to the Olubadan coronation would pep up the activities.
“We are delighted that Dr. Mike Adenuga has not forgotten his foundation which was laid in Ibadanland where he lived and schooled before he became an international brand. We appreciate his sense of belonging to the city of Ibadan and the tenacity of purpose which has marked him out as a true Nigerian in word and indeed,” Adedoja said.
The coronation is scheduled to hold at the Oja’Ba Square and will be graced by traditional rulers, prominent sons and daughters of Ibadanland, and captains of industry.
High point of Globacom’s sponsorship is the royal banquet organised in honour of the new monarch with eminent sons and daughters of Ibadanland in attendance. The banquet will hold on March 5 at the Ibadan Recreation Club.
Speaking on its rational for sponsoring the coronation ceremony, Globacom, said that it remained proud of the cultural heritage of the Nigerian people from all the geo-political zones, adding that it was committed to promoting their cultures through robust support for celebrations of festivals and events with strong traditional values.
The company also added that it felt proud to associate with the tradition of unity and stability which the Olubadan of Ibadanland’s stool symbolises.
Oba Adetunji who is the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland succeeds the late monarch, Oba Odulana Odugade who joined his ancestors last December at the age of 101 years.