Olowu installs Abideen Ayoade Balogun as new Baale of Babalawo
His Royal Majesty, The Olowu and Paramount Ruler of Owu Kingdom, Abeokuta-Ogun State, Oba Dr. Olusanya Dosunmu has installed Engr. Ayoade Abideen Balogun Fadesere, alias Apoti Eri Eledumare, as the new Baale of Babalawo Town, under Ewekoro North Local Government area of the state.
The new Baale, a descendant of the Fadesere Awofe Balogun Family of Babalawo, studied Electrical Engineering at Yaba College of Technology and read Mechanical Engineering at University of Lagos. Worked with JMH Engineering company from 2002/2003. Also worked at Leventis Power System, Iddo House and Leventis Motor PLC
Cummins West Africa since 2006 / 2016 and now with Zeta Power System Ltd.
Executive Member of Nigeria labour Congress now ULC Lagos State Chapter.
In his speech, Oba Dosunmu urged the young Baale to use his reign to bring development to the town while carrying all sons and daughters of the community along in decision making.
Speaking at the event, the new Baale thanked Oba Dosunmu, all sons and daughters of Own Kingdom home and abroad as well as loving people of Babalawo Town for their unflinching support for him and promised to use his experience and contacts to bring development to the town. He called on sons and daughters of Babalawo Town, home and abroad to be back home and give the needed support towards upliftment of the town.
“I am passionately appealing to all well-meaning sons and daughters of the town, friends and corporate organizations to let us join hands in ensuring that we attract the needed development to our great ancestral home. We are all winners in the contest for this position, there’s no loser as we are all out for the good of the community.”
The new Baale also assured all and sundry of his willingness to work with all as his doors are open to advice and constructive criticism aimed at moving the community forward.
Speaking with our Correspondent, many sons and daughters of Babalawo Town expressed their appreciation to Oba Dosunmu for ensuring a smooth transition from one Baale to another and for them having a young, vibrant and peace-loving man as their new Baale.