The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, CFR, Okukenu IV, has honoured the Adebutu Family with the Egba Chieftaincy Titles of Lisa Aje and Erelu Lisa Aje of Egbaland.
The conferment which took place on Saturday, 12th of December, 2020, at the Ake Palace, was witnessed by various dignitaries across the Country including the Ooni of Ife, representatives of the Akarigbo of Remoland, and many other monarchs and high chiefs.
The new Egba High Chief was lauded by the Alake of Egbaland for his numerous achievements and philanthropic activities.
Oba Gbadebo also stated that the titles of Lisa Aje and Erelu Lisa Aje of Egbaland was most suitable to Chief Oladipupo Adebutu and his wife, Chief (Mrs) Adenike Adebutu, adding that they had proved most worthy of the Egba General Chieftaincy Titles.
The Alake further prayed that they would live long and that the good Lord would continue to enable them to sustain and uphold their good name.
Speaking also, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye, lauded the honourees and prayed that they would have prosperous testimonies to their new Egba Chieftaincy Titles.
The representative of the Akarigbo of Remo also stated that it was a privilege that the Alake had bestowed upon him to have a say in the occasion, adding that he is full of appreciation and joy towards the conferment Ceremony.
After the honouree had took oaths to always be faithful and loyal to the Egba Apex Monarch and the Egba traditional Institution as a whole, the normal rites were performed and they were both pronounced the Lisa Aje and the Erelu Lisa Aje of Egbaland.
A lot of Monarchs, High Chiefs, and Dignitaries were present at the occasion, some of them include the Agura of Gbagura, Oba AbdulSubre Babajide Bakre; Olu Owode, and many others.
Egba High Chiefs at the occasion included the Balogun of Egbaland, Chief Sikirullah Atobatele; the Aare, Chief Ganiu Babayeju; the Seriki of Egbaland, Chief Tosin Fadare; Chief OgoOluwa Bankole; the Aare Baaroyin, Chief Layi Labode, Bada AsojuOba, Chief Wole Odekunle, the Bagbaje, Chief Olujide Taiwo, and many others.
Egba Women Chiefs at the occasion included the Iyalode of Egba and Yorubaland, the GbegbaAje, Chief (Mrs) Tejumade Bakre; Chief (Mrs) Alaba Lawson; the Iyaloja-Elect, Chief (Mrs) Kemi Oloyede; the Seriki Iyalate, Chief (Mrs) Veronica Atobatele, the Otun Lisa-Aje, Chief (Mrs) Bola Ayorinde; the Seriki Iyaloja, Chief (Mrs) Modupe Labode, and many others.