Chief Benedict Akika, a prominent figure in Oyo State, has added another significant chieftaincy title to his already illustrious collection, becoming the Mayegun of Akobo. In a grand ceremony attended by numerous dignitaries, this remarkable event also saw Chief Akika’s wife being honored with the title of Yeye Mayegun of Akobo.
The occasion, which was graced by distinguished personalities, featured the presence of Bada Olubadan, Barrister Muyiwa Makinde, the elder brother of the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, who himself played a prominent role in the celebration.
Hon. Olushola Owolabi, the lawmaker representing Ibadan North East Constituency 2, was also conferred with the title of Balogun Baale Akobo.
Both Chief Benedict Akika and Hon. Olushola Owolabi were joined by their friends and family in receiving these prestigious chieftaincy titles.
Notable dignitaries who accompanied them included Hon. Babajide Gabriel, lawmaker representing Ibadan North Constituency 2, Hon. Waheed Akintayo Ilumoka, lawmaker representing Oluyole State Constituency, Hon. Lekan Abiola, lawmaker representing Akinyele Constituency 1, Hon. Olorunpoto Cephas Rahman, lawmaker representing Oyo East/Oyo West, Hon. Babalola, lawmaker representing Ibadan North East Constituency 1, Hon. Sunkanmi Babalola, lawmaker representing Egbeda State Constituency, Oluyole PDP chairmanship candidate engineer Akeem Olatunji, Prince Adebowale Falana, Bashorun Saintabey, Ibarapa finest, popularly known as coded, and many more.
This celebration marks a significant milestone in the life of Chief Benedict Akika, as he now holds the distinguished titles of Mayegun of Akobo and Agbaakin of Olorundaaba.
The event was a true testament to the rich cultural heritage and tradition of Akobo, and it brought together a diverse and esteemed group of individuals to honor Chief Akika’s contributions to the community.