The Òràngún of Òkè-Ìlá in Osun State, Oba Adedokun Abolarin officially joins the league of Sexagenarians today as he celebrated his 60th Birthday on Monday, September 24, 2018. Oba Abolarin who is the current Òràngún of Òkè-Ìlá-Òràngún in Ifedayo Local Government area of Osun State, was born on September 24, 1958
Oba Adedokun Abolarin was installed on December 8, 2006. And he is from the Obasolo Ruling House, one of the three ruling houses among which the title rotates in Òkè-Ìlá. The Òràngún of Òkè-Ìlá, Oba Adedokun Abolarin is a highly educated professional, holding a law degree, after a master's degree in International Relations, following a bachelor's degree in Political Science, all from Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly University of Ife).
Until his installation, the new Òràngún of Òkè-Ìlá, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, a professional lawyer licensed to practice law in the Supreme Court of Nigeria, was the principal partner of Dokun Abolarin & Co., a firm of Solicitors and Legal Consultants, which had served as Company Secretary to various corporations among whom are Tell Publications (Publishers of Tell Magazine), Pacific Holdings, Peachtree Communications Ltd, Sportsmark International and Springtime Development Foundation.
Oba Adedokun Abolarin is an academic authority on Nigerian government and politics having researched and written on the period from the 1914 amalgamation to recent times, in which he evaluated component elements of federal, regional/state, and local government administration, analyzed Nigerian foreign policy, political parties and pressure groups. As is traditional among the Yoruba for a new king or monarch, Oba Adedokun Abolarin chose at his installation the “reign name” Aroyinkeye I, translating as “one who finds honey to tend the title”.
Citizens of this ancient Igbomina-Yoruba kingdom across Nigeria, and especially Europe and the Americas often express their thrill and excitement at the prospect of the development which the well-educated king promises for the city and its satellite towns.
Oba Abolarin is the Founder of ABOLARIN COLLEGE, OKE-ILA-ORANGUN, STATE OF OSUN, a school set up to fight poverty through education and strictly for indigent students of Nigeria.
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