By Ismaila Rahman
The President-General, League of Imams and Alfas of Iwoland in conjunction with the Oluwo of Iwoland, His Imperial Majesty Oba Abdul Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, ilufemiloye Telu the 1st, on October 12, 2019 at Iwo Palace Square, Ojude Oba conferred on Alhaji Gbadebo Badru, popularly addressed as Rondorondo by political allies and relations, with the high ranking chieftaincy title of Mayegun-Musulumi of Iwoland.
Alhaji Badru, an astute politician, hails from Aminiwon’s Compound in Iwo. A notable son of a late former Chief Imam of Iwoland, an erudite Arabic scholar of high repute. May Allah grant him Alijanah Fridaous.
The palace square, which is the venue of the event, was filled to capacity. The event was well attended by the cream of the society, political leaders and captains of industry.
Among the dignitaries that graced the occasion were Senator Musliu Obanikoro, who represented our able and dynamic political maestro, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who was the chairman of the occasion; Governor of Osun State Alh Gboyega Oyetola, former Director-General, Ileri-Oluwa Campaign, Hon. Famurewa; Alh. Tunde Rahman (Media Adviser/Chief of Staff to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu), former ministers and newly-appointed commissioners/ Special advisers, notable traditional rulers among others.
Others who were given honours included veteran journalist and former Managing Director of Monitor Newspapers, Alhaji Liad Tella, former Permanent Secretary in Osun State Civil Service, Alhaji Jire Ayinla and mother of Senator Oriolowo, Mama Oriolowo who was installed Iyasuna of Iwoland.
The Muslim Ummahs from Iwo Land and friends, greeted and felicitated with the new Mayegun Musulumi Of Iwo Land, Alh Gbadebo Badru, on this well-deserved Honour.
It’s our prayers that Alh Debo Badru a political strategist and leader will lift Iwo Muslim community to a greater height.