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Committee announces one-week ceremony for Soun of Ogbomoso coronation

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The Central Coronation Planning Committee of the Soun of Ogbomoso has unveiled the activities lined up for the official coronation of the 21st Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Ghandi Afolabi Olaoye

The committee made this declaration at a press conference held in Ogbomoso on Tuesday.

The committee while addressing the journalists said that the 6 days event will kickstart on the 14th of September.

Chairman of the planning committee, Professor Adesola Adepoju, while speaking said that “The week-long event will kick off with empowerment programme worth N150 million to selected sons and daughters and beneficiaries will be selected from all the five local government areas in the Ogbomoso geo-political zone on Dec. 14 at the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso”.

He noted that Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State would present the staff of office to Oba Olaoye on December 19 at the Ogbomoso Township stadium.

“We are expecting dignitaries from all walks of life, including Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

“Lots of traditional rulers, representatives of governments at all levels, serving and former governors, captains of industry and members of the diplomatic corps will also be on hand to be part of the occasion”.

Adepoju stated that his committee was already working with the different arms of security agencies to provide adequate security for lives and properties during the events as well as travel routes.

He added that Pastor Adeboye would lead other clerics at the Inter-Denominational Coronation Church Service at Beulah Centre on Dec. 17.

”Also, a Praise and Worship Concert will hold on Dec. 18 at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).”

The committee chairman stated that a Jumat service would hold on Dec. 15 at the Soun Palace.

”An Oba Olaoye Golf Tournament and traditional celebration with entertainment will hold on Dec. 16″.

Other members of committee at the press conference include the Akogun of Ogbomoso land Air Vice Marshall Bolaji Adigun (rtd), Air Vice Marshal Jacob Ajai Rtd, Rear Admiral Jacob Ajani (rtd) among others.


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