Baale Oke-Ogbun Saabo Owode Yewa Chief Munirudeen Idowu Okoosi Celebrates His 15th Anniversary
Chief Munirudeen Durowoju Idowu Okoosi marks his 15th year on throne as Baale Oke-Ogbun Saabo Owode Yewa as he appoints community service Chiefs
Chief Munirudeen who is popularly known as Baba Palace was born on the 25th May, 1945 to the family of late Alhaji (prince) Busari Idowu Okoosi the Asiwaju Adinni of Owode- Yewa. His ancestral home are Idolomu, Okewaye, Akasun, Tako and Agbari compounds in Ado-Odo township while he was born and bred at Okeogbun Saabo-ewa like many of his forebearers. He was conferred Baale in 2002 as a result of his selfless service to the community.
During the event,there was display of cultural creativity,ranging from Egun Masquerade display to some cultural group displaying their talents.
The Baale during his speech appreciated the royal fathers and dignitaries present among whom were HRM Alayeluwa Oba Dr. M.S Akindele (JP), The Olu of Owode Yewa land who equally doubled as the royal father of the day, Hon. Jide Ojuko (Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs) and the people of Oke-Ogbun for the relative peace they have enjoyed in the land.
During the event, there was also confirmation of community service Chiefs like Chief Yisa Odeniyi as the Ekerin of Ogbun Saabo Owode-Yewa, and Chief Nojeemdeen Taiwo Okoosi as Oga-Ilu Oke-Ogbun among others.
Chief Yisa Odeniyi who said he had been living in Oke-Ogbun for more than six decades told VOA that the decision of the Baale to make him the Ekerin of Oke-Ogbun is not out of place. He had the Baale and relatives to thank for standing by him throughout the installation processes.
While speaking with VOA, Chief Najeemdeen expressed his happiness for the Baale and the people of Oke-Ogbun. He said said the Baale is a very hardworking and disciplined man who has the interest of his people at heart. He however advised the Baale not to relent in his efforts to make the community a better place for all and sundry.