His Imperial Majesty, Oba Senator (Dr) Mohood Olalekan Balogun, Alli-Okunmade II, on Saturday, 26th of March 2022 approved the appointment the Mogaji of Anlamole Compound, Oloye Suraj Abiola Iyiola, as the Jagun Olubadan of Ibadanland.
In a letter dated 26th March, 2022, and made available to our correspondent, The Olubadan of Ibadanland said that the appointment is inline with his constitutional and traditional role as the Olubadan of Ibadan land “In exercise of my constitutional and traditional role as the Olubadan of Ibadanland and the prescribed authority over Ibadan traditional matters, after due consideration of your past service to Ibadanland, I hereby appoint you, Chief Abiola Suraj Iyiola, Mogaji Anlamole, as Jagun Olubadan of Ibadanland with effect from today, 26th March, 2022.”
The implication of this appointment is that Oloye Suraj is not a potential Olubadan of Ibadan land.
Oloye Abiola Iyiola was installed as Mogaji of Anlamole Compound in 2017 and since then, he has been of tremendous service to Ibadanland in particular and Oyo State in general.
The new Jagun Olubadan had his primary school education at Saint David Primary School, Kudeti, Ibadan after which he proceeded to Eleta High School for his secondary school education. He further attended University of Ibadan and Lagos State University after which he sought further educational sojourn at University of Manchester, UK, as an awardee of Chevening Scholarship by the British Government and, also attended the Texas Southern University and University of Houston both in the United States for his postgraduate studies.
Chief Abiola Iyiola is a successful businessman, the CEO of Safeway Group of Companies. His business interests encompass many industries, including shipping and logistics, oil and gas, real estate, consumer goods and water engineering.
He is a philanthropist par excellence, whose generosity knows no bound, whose aim and wealth is for serving humanity.
The new Jagun Olubadan of Ibadanland is the President, Ibadan Descendants Union, Houston Chapter. He is also the General Secretary, Ibadan Descendants Union, United States of America. As a sports lover, Oloye Abiola Iyiola is a member of Polo Club, Ibadan.