It is often said that he who rides the tides of industry influences the thought of his times.
Eventually, he commands the epochs that follow and impresses his name on eternity. Such an individual no doubt sways the applause of listening Senates. If he is cut of the rare stock that Adejare Adegbenro hails from, he effortlessly attracts the patronage of leaders of men. Thus it was hardly surprising that he earned the good graces of the paramount ruler of Owu Kingdom. Adejare Adegbenro, the grandson of late Pa Alfred Rewane, has been installed as the first Otunba Laje of Owu Kingdom in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.
Adegbenro was installed on Saturday, January 20 by His Royal Majesty Oba Olusanya Dosunmu II, the traditional ruler of Owu kingdom. Dignitaries present at the event include, the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, former Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Victor Ochei, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick.
Though the new Otunba Laje of Owu Kingdom comes from a lineage of two prominent political traditions; his father is Chief Niyi Adegbenro and he is the grandson of late Pa Alfred Rilwane, the hero-politician whose blood nurtured the oaks of freedom in contemporary Nigeriaâ€™s shadowy history. Adejareâ€™s patriarchal grandfather was the late former Premier of Western Region, Alhaji Dauda Adegbenro, who also played a very prominent role in the evolution of post-independence Nigeria.