Gbagura set to coronet new Agura

Gbagura, the homestead of the late business mogul, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital will be agog on Sunday August 18, as Oba Sabruree Babajide Bakre is traditionally installed and coronated as the 9th Agura.

Gbagura, one of the four quarters of Egbaland is the homestead of the late business mogul, Moshood Kashimawu Olawale Abiola, who once held the chieftaincy title of Balogun Ojoo.

Bakre, succeeded Oba Halidu Olaloko, Sobekun II, who joined his ancestors on July 12, 2018 after a reign of 38 years

The monarch had last May been presented with the staff of office by the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

The new Agura, who is currently in Ipebi (confinement) has been receiving homages from his subjects as well as other individuals and groups within and outside the community.

Prominent among them was the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who led a delegation of chiefs from one of the townships to the former Superintendent of the Nigeria Customs Service

A visit to the Agura palace in Oke-Iddo Area of Abeokuta shows that there is ongoing refurbishment of the palace.

The over three decades palace at the Oke Iddo area of the gateway capital is already wearing a facelift.

It was observed that erection of additional rooms on the topmost floor of the palace was going on among other things.

During the visit, bricklayers and others artisans were seen working on site to ensure that the palace is ready for the epoch event.

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