A retired Professor of Nutrition, who is also the Baamowe of Egbaland; Chief Mujaheed Ajao Delano Adelekan and his wife,(Chief) Dr. Aminat Olabisi Adelekan has been conferred with the title of Seriki and Yeye Seriki of Owu Kingdom by the Olowu of Owu today at the Owu Palace, Abeokuta.
During the conferment, the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, HRM Oba (Dr) Adegboyega Olusanya Dosunmu, CON expressed his full delight and acceptance to the Professor and his wife whom were regarded as worthy of the title due to their selfless and patriotic acts.
The Owu Monarch disclosed that the title conferred on Prof. Ajao Adelekan is that of a warrior and he has proven to be deserving, capable, and fit for it in numerous ways.
He further expressed his satisfaction in the manner in which the new Seriki danced round the Podium which was as of a true, victorious warrior after winning a war. The whole gathering also attested to this as they scream and hail in the glamor of the new Seriki’s dance moves.
Islamic prayers were said by an Imam who also testified by virtue of being a close friend to the Professor and his family that he is man full of wisdom and ability to lead aright. The Imam stated that leading starts from the smallest unit of the society which is the family and the Professor’s family is indeed an example of a good one.
He then advised the new Seriki and Yeye Seriki of Owu Kingdom to be truthful and prayerful in all they do, after which they both took an oath to serve Owu Kingdom and Egbaland as a whole in their best capacities.
The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland His Majesty Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, was represented at the occassion by a six man delegation including Balogun Sikirullah Atobatele, Agbaakin Rasheed Raji, Aare Baaroyin Layi Labode, Aare Bobagunwa Victor Abiodun Adebayo, and Bada Asoju Oba Wole Odekunle.