Ex- NAN Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Michael Omolade, installed as Traditional Ruler in Ondo

Thursday 28th of October, 2021 was a memorable day for the family of Michael Omolade, a renowned journalists who retired as Deputy Editor-in- Chief at the News Agency of Nigeria.

It was a day the media Guru was installed as as the new Olugbeji of Igbejiland in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State.

At the colourful event which took place  at the old palace of the Deji of Akure, Omolade performed all the needed traditional rites.

The rites were supervised by the Head of Palace Chiefs, High Chief Oshukute Ogunleye, along with Osudo of Deji’s palace, Chief Ojo Omoniyi.

Omolade was born on August 25, 1959. He attended primary school in Akure and had his secondary education at Commercial College, also in Akure.

He later attended tertiary education at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and retired as a Deputy Editor-in-chief in NAN in 2019.

Speaking with newsmen after his installation, Omolade said he was happy to have been installed and promised to work for the progress of the community.

He assured of working towards the progress of the community and its people and also promised to ensure safety of lives and property of his subjects.

“I give God the glory for sparing my life till this day to bag this chieftaincy title and I am grateful to the Deji of Akure and to the people of Akure kingdom.

“I have a lot of programmes for my people and I will make sure that the area is developed. I will try to govern well so that there will be peace and tranquility in the community,” he assured.

He later said he would work with government to ensure that dividends of democracy reached the people of the area.

He will be presented officially to the Deji of Akure after seven days of his installation.