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Prince Gbolahan Lawal ascends throne, becomes new Oniru-Elect of Iruland

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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OYOGist.com confirms that Prince Gbolahan Lawal’s selection as the new Oniru-Elect of Iruland has been approved by the State Executive Council.

The approval of the Royal’s selection was announced by His Excellency Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday, the 5th of May, 2020.

The 50-year-old monarch is succeeding late Oba Idowu Abiodun, former Oniru of Iruland, who passed on in 2019 at the age of 82.

Lawal previously served as the Commissioner for Agriculture in Lagos State before his ascension to the throne.

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Announcing the approval of the new monarch, Gov Sanwo-Olu said, “as the new Oniru of Iruland, he will take over the illustrious throne and build on the worthy legacy of his forebears.”

“On behalf of the government and people of Lagos, I wish the new Oniru a successful reign that will usher in progress and development of Iruland and our state,” the governor added.

Late Oba Idowu Abiodun

Iruland has remained a significant player in the culture and rich heritage of Lagos State, with the monarchs enjoying reverence from the state residents and beyond.

The royal family of the Iruland is also known for its vast control of attractive tourist attraction sites around Victoria Island of Lagos.

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