Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Sunday presented the Staff of Office and Instrument of Appointment to Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal (Abisogun II) making him the 15th Oniru of Iruland.
Presenting the insignia of office to the new king at a coronation ceremony in Lagos on Sunday, the governor said, “The people and government of Lagos State have the honour to present the Staff of Office to his Royal Majesty, Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal (Abisogun II), the Oniru of Iruland.”
The event, which was graced by some personalities, had musician Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, perform virtually.
Sanwo-Olu had on Friday announced that the State Executive Council approved the selection of Prince Gbolahan Lawal as the new Oniru-Elect of Iruland.
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“The new Oba-elect until his election was the Commissioner for Agriculture of our state and one of the longest-serving members of the state cabinet. 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,” he said.