Lagos state governor presents staff of office to the new king of Iru kingdom

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The Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu has presented the staff of office to the new Oniru of Iruland, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, during a coronation in Lagos.

Lawal, who until his appointment the the Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, resigned his appointment from the cabinet of Governor Sanwo Olu during the week.

The new Oniru-elect, who received the approval of the State Executive Council, under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was said to have satisfied all legal requirements.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Gboyega Akosile, on Friday stated that the appointment of Prince Lawal as the Oniru-elect took immediate effect.

Prince Lawal, who was born on July 24, 1970, succeeds late Oba Idowu Abiodun, former Oniru of Iruland, who passed on last year.

Before he retired from the Nigeria Police Force in 2008 as Superintendent of Police, which he joined as commissioned Cadet Assistant Superintendent, he held several duty posts among which was serving as an Aide-de-camp [ADC] to the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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