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Osun Govt Approves Prince Rasheed Adewale Akanbi as New Oluwo of Iwo



After a little bit interregnum, the Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has finally approved the appointment of a new Oluwo of Iwo.

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The new monarch of the ancient town is Prince Rasheed Adewale Akanbi of Gbaase Ruling House of Iwo, State of Osun.

The declaration of the new traditional ruler was contained in a letter of appointment signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti after a thorough consideration of every issue related to the matter.

The letter read in part, ” the Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has approved the appointment of a new Oluwo of Iwo.

“He is Prince Rasheed Adebowale Akanbi of the Gbaase Ruling House of Iwo, State of Osun.

“This choise follows the completion of the due process by the kingmakers and the communication of their decision to the government.

It would be recalled that the State High Court was on Friday last week set aside the Amended 2008 Iwo Chieftaincy Declaration which gives room for smooth succession process.

The ancient has been experiencing traditional interregnum with series of litigations following the death of immediate past Oluwo, Oba Ashiru Olatubosun Tadese who died‎ on February 18, 2013.

Over nine contestants were drawn from the three Ruling Houses of the ancient town to fill the prominent monarchical stool.

However, Prince Rasheed Adewale Akanbi was born on the 21st June 1967 from Molaasan Compound of Gbaase Ruling House in Isale Oba in Iwo.

He attended Omolewa Nursery and Primary School, Oritamefa, Ibadan (1972-1978).

After his elementary education, he proceeded to Iwo Grammar School, Araromi, Iwo (1978-1982) and later, Oba Akinyele Memorial High School, Idi-Ape Ibadan.

Prince Akanbi obtained a B.Sc. Business Administration from George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario (2005-2009), Ordinary National Diploma in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan (1985-87), Certificate in Cybis & Axis System, Convergys Institute, Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada (2001-2005), Seismic certificate in Operations, Oil and Gas Processing Facilities (2005).

He worked as a Data Processor, Bio-skin GMBH in Hamburg Germany (1996-2005), International Development Analyst (Oxfam Canada); travelling to help war and disaster stricken countries around the world by supplying and supporting refugees with relief materials.

Prince Akanbi also worked as Associate Supervisor, Purdy Wharf Towers, Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada.

He is the Chief Executive Officer of Prince Enterprises, Toronto, Ontario M5H4E7 Canada, Director and Founder of People Against Loneliness Inc. 508-58 Waterson Road, Toronto Ontario, Canada, West Africa Coordinator (Karcher Group FutureTech) presently working on supply of future technology on peace keeping force to the Defence Ministry and Managing Director, Morganz Gamo Quarry, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Podo Village, Ibadan.

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  1. Aya

    February 27, 2016 at 9:06 am

    My investigations found out the 90% of Osun cienztis are of Hausa stock. In 1600 s, the Fulani/Hausa had a pact with Oba/Oni and a portion of that region was given to Fulani/Hausa for appeasement after the massacre in Kwara by the Fulanis at the time. This is the reason South West will always align with the Sultan no matter what. Something other southerners and Nigerians must be aware of when making judgements. The Oshogbo Aregbesola taking order from the Sultan is trying to institute Sharia, Islamic police and training his own BH, It will not be a quiet South West soon. A growing and spreading cancer in Western region of Nigeria. SW is not a homogeneous tribe rather they use language for citizenry. It remains to be seen if a large Igbo population in the region will forgo their mother tongue for appeasement and accept South Western language. A war on language field has started long before Igbos new there was one. They must have to start Igbo language classes in that region with or without government support. Ninety percent of SW governors are of Islamic it is not by chance. Islmic governors from SW have bi-annual visit to the Sultan.

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