Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, and his wife, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, have been conferred with the chieftaincy titles of Aare of Ibadanland and Yeye Aare of Ibadanland respectively last Friday, by the Olubadan of Ibadan.
The conferment ceremony was held on Friday, 16th December at the Popoyemoja private residence of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogunguniso I.
According to the Olubadan, the title was given to the couple in appreciation of their immense contribution to the development of Ibadan land. The event also coincided with Governor Ajimobi’s 67th birthday anniversary.
In his acceptance speech, Ajimobi said “Many people were also instrumental to this chieftancy title. I dedicate this title to all of them and others who want the progress of Ibadanland. The Olubadan did not collect any money from me for this title. I love Ibadan passionately and I will continue to develop it and contribute to its progress. This title will even spur me to do more for Ibadanland.”