ABEOKUTA-The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, His Majesty, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, CFR, Okukenu IV, on Tuesday 2nd July, 2019, certified Chief Oluwafemi Folarin Odetolu, as the Baale of Idi-Aba Community, Abeokuta.
Chief Oluwafemi Folarin Odetolu had earlier been presented to the Alake by Ijeun Community, led by the Oluwo of Egbaland, High Chief Adeyemi Adeboye.
The newly certified Baale thanked the Almighty God for this great achievement.
Speaking on the receipt, Chief Oluwafemi Odetolu thanked the Alake, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo for approving his Baaleship while also appreciating the Oluwo Egba and Ijeun Community for their support.
Baale Folarin further opined that, our Royal Father, the Alake and Paramount of Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun, was not just an ordinary leader but a compassionate Father who finds interest in the progress of everyone.
The Idi-Aba Baale also urged those aspiring to get this endorsement to be calm, diligent and to be hard-working because he waited for two years before he was finally certified yesterday, Tuesday 2nd July, 2019.
He further said, the wait was worth it, perhaps because, Oba Gbadebo, was taking his time to assess him if truly he was worthy of the Baaleship certificate.
Chief Oluwafemi Odetolu also commended the elders, leaders and Chairmen of various Idi-Aba Community Development Associations for their cooperation and mutual love, while appealing for more collaboration to move Idi-Aba larger area to the next level in terms of development and security.
The Baale also disclosed that his leadership of the Idi-Aba Community would all-inclusive, consultative and people oriented.
Chief Odetolu shows further appreciation to the following Chiefs and Indigenes who made it possible for to attain this certificate.
The names include; the Oluwo of Ijeun and Egbaland, Chief Adeboye, the Apena of Ijemo, Chief Ajisafe, the Aare Baaroyin of Egbaland, Chief Layi Labode, Apena Ijeun, Chief Olusegun Sodeinde, Baba Ilesi Idi-Aba, Engineer Odogboola, Engineer Sowande, Olu Odeyemi, Akanji Folarin among others