The executive governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, has approved the appointment of Prince Sefiu Olawale Oyebola, a US based prince as the new Aseyin of Iseyin.
The governor gave the approval in a memo signed on Thursday, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by subsections 1 and 2 of the Chiefs’ Law, Cap. 28, Volume I, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.
According to a statement by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Honourable Olusegun Olayiwola, the approval is a culmination of a series of processes stipulated by the extant laws of the state regarding ascension to royal thrones.
The statement added that the governor congratulated the new Aseyin-Elect, praying that his tenure will usher in greater developments to Iseyin.
Oyebola will succeed the late Aseyin, Oba Salahudeen Abdul Ganiyy Adekunle Ajinese 1.
The previous Aseyin passed away in 2022 after battling an illness at the University College Hospital in Ibadan. He had served as the Aseyin for 15 years.
The newly elected Aseyin resides in the United States of America with his family. However, he will now take on the responsibilities and duties of the traditional ruler of Iseyin.
Makinde is due to receive former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the state, on Friday, to commission the 34.85 kilometres Oyo-Iseyin Road and the newly-constructed LAUTECH College of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources, Iseyin.