History was made and the ancient town of Ijebu-Jesa went agog penultimate weekend as the Elegboro, HRM Oba (Engr.) Moses Oluwafemi Agunsoye installed Chief (Mrs) Abiodun Esther Fasosin as the Yeye Bobaseye of Egboroland while making the official presentation of High Chief Sunday Adedeji Ojo-Fasosin as the Saba of Egboroland in a grand event.
As tradition demands,
High Chief Sunday Adedeji Ojo-Fasosin has been installed Saba and gone into seclusion since 29th April, 2022 while other traditional rites are being carried out culminating in the official presentation and Iwuye ceremony.
While installing the Yeye Bobaseye, Oba Elegboro extolled the positive virtues of the new chief since returning home to settle in Ijebu-Jesa with her husband. Kabiyesi noted that she has made many positive contributions to the development of the town, and especially being the closest ally of the Olori Omolara Agunsoye. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Olori ‘Lara Agunsoye Foundation which has impacted lives of many vulnerable and under privileged members of the community.
Thereafter, High Chief Adedeji Fasosin was brought from seclusion and presented to the community as the new Saba of Egboro to a wild jubilation from family, friends, associates and members of the community.
Saba chieftaincy is one of the Iwarafas, and the second in ranking by hierarchy in the Ijebu-Jesa traditional council. The Egboro council of chiefs is headed by the Odofin and followed by the Saba. Anyone to be installed in that position must be a person of impeccable character who is known to be making positive contributions to the growth and development of the town.
The cap fits perfectly into the head of the newly installed Saba. High Chief Fasosin lived in the United States of America for over 25 years before returning to Nigeria alongside his wife and settled in Ibadan, Oyo State where he ventured into different lines of businesses carving a nichè for himself in the entertainment, tourism and hospitality industry. He established Time Out Hotels & Entertainment Ltd, a recreational and relaxation outfit in the Oluyole Estate area of Ibadan.
After spending some years in Ibadan, he followed through on his lifelong desire to retire to his native home Ijebu-Jesa to contribute his own qoutas to the development of his place of birth.
Since returning home, Omo Baba Cele has been involved in various developmental activities in the community. He has served and is still serving in many committees. He is currently the National Organising Secretary of the IJUC. He is instrumental to the creation of the Ijebu-Jesa Recreation Club (IJRC) which he currently presided over. Chief Adedeji is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Olori ‘Lara Agunsoye Foundation.
Done with the installation of Yeye Bobaseye and the official presentation of the Saba on Friday, the stage was set for the Iwuye of the Saba on Saturday May 14th. Further traditional rites were performed as the new Saba trekked to the palace from his family house at Odo-Ese Quarters accompanied by calabash bearing maidens (arugba).
Afterwards, prayers were offered by the Chief Priest known as Loriawo, Chief Oluwafemi. This was followed by entertainment of guests at the Ijebu-Jesa Town Hall.