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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan; Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Chairman Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote among others have been enlisted to honour the installation of the new Olowu of Owu, Oba Prof. Saka Matemilola.
This was revealed by the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, General Ekundayo Opaleye (rtd), on Sunday during a press briefing at the Olowu Palace, Ago-Owu, Abeokuta, as the coronation events kick-off.
While listing the host of activities scheduled for the event, he explained that the presence of the eminent personalities at the banquet in the course of the coronation would further be resourceful to the achievement of the set projects for the development of the Owu kingdom.
Speaking at the conference, the chairman said that some dignitaries expected at the coronation include: Prof. Ishaq Oloyede who would chair the colloquium on Thursday while the Olubara of Ibara, Oba Olufemi Omolade and Jonathan were royal father and the chairman respectively.
“On Friday there will be a banquet. The chairman of the banquet would be the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and the royal father would be the Olu of Warri. We have several other resourceful guests who would donate to our projects. We are expecting 500 guests on Friday.
Opaleye revealed that the coronation and installation of the new king would run for seven days, spanning from Monday, October 24th to Saturday, 30th October, with series of activities to mark the day.
“Crowning of the Oba and opening of medical counselling and consultation clinic; paying homage to the king by the villagers and settlements, groups as association in Owu palace.
“Golf Tournament, skill development seminar and historical tour of historical places in Abeokuta; Odun Omo Olowu, presentation of staff of office and a banquet; Youth seminar, colloquial and launching of Olowu Foundation, games and sports; amongst others.
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