The Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin has congratulated his Mother, High Chief Justina Ogundoyin on her installation as the Iya-Oloja-General of Ibarapaland.
Chief Mrs. Justina Ogundoyin is the wife to the late philanthropist Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin and a Princess from the Anyakudo royal family lineage of Orlu Local Government in Imo State, who has identified more with the people of Ibarapaland and of course Oyo State.
Speaking with journalists at the event, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin described his mother as a rare gem, who is highly respected and identified with the people of Ibarapaland despite losing her husband (who is the great Ibarapa icon) 29years ago.
He said, “I and my siblings lost our father so early in our lives, but growing up with mum was interesting and the way She always keep in touch with the Ogundoyin clans and the entire Ibarapaland is still surprising.
“Chief Tina Ogundoyin is always appreciated because of the love and efforts she invested in the people and their children. I congratulate her not only as a mother, but also as a woman with a big heart, which accommodates and fight for her people all the time.
“The chieftaincy recognition is a cultural way of appreciating her support for the people and the communities. It is a good thing, she loves it, and we welcome it as a family.”
The speaker noted that the COVID-19 guideline was responsible for the low-key coronation, adding that the importance of the event is not in the jamboree but the geuiness of the people and the collective love shown always to Ogundoyin’s family.