Why Senate should Immortalize Olubadan

….Senate to name a Committee Room after Olubadan


Oba Lekan Balogun died on Friday , March 15, 2024 at the University College Hospital ( UCH) Ibadan at age 81 after a brief illness,  two years after ascending the throne on March 11, 2022.

The Senate also  held a minute silence in honour of the late Olubadan.

Resolutions of the Senate yesterday were sequel to a motion sponsored to that effect by Senator Sharafadeen Abiodun Ali, APC, Oyo South.

In his presentation,  Abiodun Senator Ali told the Senate  that the late Olubadan was a leader per excellence and , community developer and service – driven politician which culminated into  his election as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from  1999 to 2003 .

The late Olubadan was a man of peace and custodian of culture and values of the Yoruba people . “, he added .

The two other Senators from Oyo State , Yinus Akintunde,  Central and Abdulfatai Buhari,  North , also contributed to debate on the motion as they informed their colleagues  on how the late Monarch , impacted positively on the lives of those who came across him while alive.

Specifically , Senator Buhari said the book written by the late monarch , titled : ” Arrogance of Power “, given to  him in 2003 when he won election into the House of Representatives, helped him a lot,  not to get disconnected from people who elected him into National Assembly over the years.

The Minority Leader , Senator Abba Moro ( PDP Benue South ) , also eulogized the virtues of the late monarch in his contribution to the motion .

In his remarks, the President of the Senate,  Godswill Akpabio urged Senator Abdulfatai Buhari to make available copies of  ” Arrogance of Power”, authored by the deceased, to all Senators in guiding them aright at all times.