Prince Lawal appointed King-elect of Iruland


Prince Gbolahan Lawal, has been appointed as the Oniru-elect of Iruland by by the approval of the Lagos State Government.

The King-elect was also a former right-hand man to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Lawal’s appointment was approved during the state executive council meeting, where final ratifications were made on his nomination, according to a statement by Mr Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday.

The statement added that the appointment takes immediate effect from Friday afternoon.

Prince Lawal will succeed the former Oniru of Iruland, the late Oba Abiodun Idowu Oniru, who passed on after a brief illness on September 23, 2019 at the age of 82.

There had been reports of tussles among some royal families over who would succeed the late monarch.

Born on July 24, 1970, to late Chief T. A. Lawal-Akapo, the Ojora of Lagos from 1977 to 1993, and Olori M. A. Lawal-Akapo, Prince Lawal hails from the Ojora, Aromire, Shokun and Abisogun branch of Oniru Royal families of Lagos State.

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