"My people were there physically and only requested people to help them get water with buckets but the people did not respond"
  • It was completed in 1965
  • It has 26 storeys
  • It has a height of 105 metres
  • It was built from proceeds from commodities such as cocoa, rubber and timber
  • It was commissioned for use in August 1965
  • The building was gutted by fire on January 9, 1985 and was rehabilitated for use in August 1992.
  • It was established around 1850
  • It alternates between two lines
  • Just about any male born title-holder of the metropolitan center is a potential king
  • The Olubadan has the sweeping powers to depose or peg a chief, irrespective of the person’s position on the chieftaincy line. 
  • Although the role is now largely symbolic, the Olubadan is still an influential figure

Read more about the Olubadan succession principle here

  • Oyo State Emergency Security Number – 615
  • NCC Emergency Communications Centre – 112
  • Police Complaint Response Unit – 08057000001
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