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Onisan Emerges New Chairman of Ekiti Council of Obas

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has approved the appointment of the Onisan of Isan Ekiti, Oba Gabriel Ayodele Adejuwon, as Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode says the appointment which takes effect from August 1, 2021, came after the reconciliation panel, set up to reconcile the traditional rulers in the state,  submitted its report to the Governor.

Oba Adejuwon succeeded the Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Ajibade Alabi, whose two-year tenure as the Chairman of Ekiti State Traditional Council expired on July 31.

According to the statement, the appointment of the new Chairman, according to the letter, will run for two years and is expected to lapse on 31st  July, 2023.

Born in Isan Ekiti on November 15, 1970, Oba Gabriel Ayodele Adejuwon, presently the 10th Onisan of Isan Kingdom ascended the throne on January 13, 2017.

He started his elementary education at Saint Paul’s Anglican Primary School, Isan Ekiti from 1976 to 1982 and proceeded to Isan Secondary School, Isan -Ekiti for his secondary education from 1982 to 1987/88.

He gained admission into the then Ondo State Polytechnic, (now Rufus Giwa Polytechnic), Owo, Ondo State in 1990 where he bagged Ordinary and Higher National Diploma in Business Administration and Management in 1993 and 1997 respectively.

He joined the services of the Federal Inland Revenue Service as a Tax Officer after his graduation.

The Monarch later went for further studies at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State in 1999  and bagged a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management 2000, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Finance in 2002.

Oba Gabriel Ayodele Adejuwon had an impressive career which spanned more than two decades with the Federal Inland Revenue Service.

During this period, he did not only practise the act of taxation, auditing and financial management, he equally exhibited patriotism, sincerity, hard work and fear of God which endeared him to many.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Associate of Certified Board of Administrators and Associate member of Institute of Debts Recovery of Nigeria.

Oba Adejuwon is married to Olori Christiana Funke and the marriage is blessed with Children.

In a related development, Governor Fayemi  has commended the immediate past Chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers,  Oba Adebanji Alabi, the Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, for his exemplary leadership and sundry innovations he introduced to the Council.

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