The Lagos State Executive Council has approved the nomination and appointment of the Commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal as the new Oba-elect of Iruland, the Oniru-elect of Iruland.
Final ratification on Lawal’s nomination, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Gboyega Akosile, was made during the State’s Executive Council meeting.
Lawal succeeds the late Oba Idowu Abiodun, former Oniru of Iruland, who passed on in 2019 at the age of 82.
Lawal was born on July 24, 1970 to late Chief T. A. Lawal- Akapo, the Ojora of Lagos (1977-1993) and Olori M. A. Lawal-Akapo.
He is a Lagos Prince from the Ojora, Aromire, Shokun and Abisogun branch of Oniru Royal families of Lagos State.
“He is a seasoned administrator with over 25 years postgraduate experience with an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the Public Sector. He is driven, focused, steadfast and passionate. Prince Lawal’s excellent leadership, communication, collaborative and organizational skills have over the years sharpened his ability to identify, analyse and proffer strategic transformational change.”