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On November 7th of 2022, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, His Imperial Majesty, Ọba Mahood Ọlálékan Balógun, PhD installed Ejilola Abiodun Sefiu as the Mogaji of Èjílùdé Alákòko of Ibadan which marked the beginning of another journey of Olubadanship in his highly referred compound. How time flies, it is a year.


In his one-year celebration as Mogaji, Mogaji Ejilola Abiodun Sefiu thanks the God Almighty for the grace and gift of life. And the Olubadan of Ibadanland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Mahood Ọlálékan Balógun, PhD, the Olubadan-in-Council and other Mogajis of Ibadanland for not relenting in their efforts to make Ibadanland greater and endearing to all.


While briefly feeding question from our correspondent in Ibadan, Mogaji Ejilola Abiodun Sefiu of Èjílùdé-Alákòko Compound explained that his plan before becoming Mogaji being the pioneer Mogaji, is to be a torchbearer to champion the names and the legacy of Èjílùdé-Alákòko’s ancestors and also illuminate their important roles as part of the great warlord who fought for Ibadan. 


In his words, “I am more delighted being Mogaji of Èjílùdé-Alákòko Compound. It has been a worthwhile journey so far. I am as well happy that my compound people are ever supporting the uplifting and development of our compound.”


Also, on his impact so far on the development of the compound and the people, Mogaji Ejilola added that, “I have been able to impact the people of my compound positively especially the youth and education development, and vocational training.”

Mogaji Ejilola Abiodun Sefiu Ibadan

On the ‘Compound Entrance Initiative’, Mogaji further explained that the initiative was to make Èjílùdé-Alákòko Compound more royal in all ramifications. 

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“The entrance project is very important especially in the Royal Compound like Èjílùdé-Alákòko Compound, it is a symbol that makes the royal compound look unique, attractive and enviable.” He added. 


While closing the chat with DailyNewsNG correspondent, Mogaji Ejilola Abiodun Sefiu urges other Ibadan Mogajis to invest more strength on compound peace and growth as well as to foster mutual relationship among family members and the Ibadanland at large.” He concluded.