EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: The Installation of Theresa Laduntan Oyekanmi As 14th Iyalode of Ibadanland

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State of Nigeria has graciously approved the promotion of the Otun Iyalode of Ibadanland,High Chief Theresa Laduntan Oyekanmi, to Iyalode of Ibadanland, sequel to the statutory recommendation of His Imperial Majesty, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Alayeluwa Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 and the Olubadan-In-Council. She thus becomes the 14th Iyalode of Ibadanland.
Iyalode Laduntan Oyekanmi, 86, a scion of the Ladapo Family of Abebi Area and Balogun Ibikunle Family of Ayeye Area, Ibadan, trained as a nurse in England in the 1960s, and got married to Prince(Barrister) ‘Diti Oyekanmi, from the Royal Matanmi Family of Osogbo,Osun State of Nigeria,on12th August,1961. She retired as a Matron at the University College Hospital(UCH)Ibadan, Oyo State, after a meritorious service.
Her husband, Prince Oyekanmi was a Commissioner in the 1970’s in the former Western State of Nigeria Cabinet of a former Military Governor of the State, Colonel David M.Jemibewon, now a retired Major-General.
The Oyekanmis are blessed with adorable children and grandchildren, among whom are Barrister (Mrs) Folasade Adebayo, wife of Ekiti State Commissioner for Works, Mr Sola Adebayo, Barrister Jide Oyekanmi and Architect Bankole Oyekanmi.

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