The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, His Majesty, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, Okukemu IV, on Monday 18 November, 2019, installed the Otun Iyaloja of Ijaye Kukudi, Chief (Mrs) Halima Victoria Modupeola Labode as the new Seriki Iyaloja of Egbaland.
Chief (Mrs) Modupeola Labode was one of the 14 Egba sons and daughters, honoured by the Alake to mark the Alake 14th Coronation Anniversary.
The new Seriki Iyaloja, nee Babarinsa of Konjo-Adi Compound, Ijaye Kurunmi, a Distinguished AGSOBA, had her Secondary education at the Baptist Girls High School and Abeokuta Grammar School, both in Idiaba, Abeokuta. Her tertiary education took her to Tai Solarin College of Education and Tai Solarin University of Education where she distinguished herself and graduated with a Bachelor of Education, Second Class Upper Honours.
Chief (Mrs) Modupeola Labode is an entrepreneur with passion for beauty businesses spanning teaching and practice as well as dealing in fabrics and fashion materials.
Her installation at the Ake Palace Main Auditorium was attended by Egba High Chiefs, friends and well wishers from within and outside Ogun State and from overseas
Meanwhile a retired Professor of Dietetics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Delana Ajao Adelekan, had been installed the Baamowe of Egbaland by the Alake, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, on Monday 18 November 2019.
His wife, Prof Amina, of the Bells University, Otta, was also honoured as the Erelu Baamowe of Egbaland.
The couple, were among the four honoree couplets conferred with various Chieftaincy Titles by the Alake.
The others were, a renowned internationally acclaimed Neuro-Surgeon, Professor Nelson, the Baasegun Alabe and his wife Omolola, as Erelu Baasegun Alabe. Professor Oladamoye as Aare Aroko Oba and his wife, Omolara as Erelu Aare Aroko Oba Egba.
The President of Abeokuta Club, Engineer Tokunbo Odebunmi and his wife, Joko also bagged the Onimo Ero and Erelu Onimo Ero of Egbaland.
Others also recognised and honoured were Chief Abayomi Rotimi as Baaye Egba;Chief Abayomi Sonekan as Odole Egba; Dr Zents Kunle Kunle Sowumi as Bada Tayese; Olamide;Chief Ifasiji Ifakotemi Olowo-Okere as Baajila Egba.
In his speech Oba Adedotun Gbadebo enjoined the honorees to join and and other Egba Patriots at home and abroad to take the Egba Nation to the next level in all ramifications of socioeconomic growth and development.