Oba Owoniyi enthroned as 44th Obaro of Kabba
and Okunland to give their supports to the new Obaro to enable him enjoy a peaceful reign, adding they can be no development and progress in the absence of peace.
Turning to the monarch, he urged him to resist every temptation to politicise his exalted office or to use the ancestral stool of his fathers as a tool for oppression.
He said that his administration holds the people of Okunland in high esteem and had embarked on number of projects to make life meaningful for them.
The new Obaro commended Governor Bello for the honour done not just to him as a person but the entire people of Okunland.
The Obaro, HRM Oba Solomon Dele Owoniyi, Obaro Otitoleke Oweyomade I, Obaro of Kabba, who is Chairman, Okun Area Traditional Council, was born on January 1, 1957 into the family of Mr and Mrs Timothy Owoniyi in Ile-Ife in the present day Osun State.
He started his Primary School Education there in 1964 and later moved to Saint Andrew’s Primary School, Egbeda, Kabba, Kogi State in 1966 where he got his first School Leaving Certificate in 1970.
In 1971, he proceeded to Ijumu Anglican Secondary School, Iyara Kogi State and graduated in 1975.
In the same year, he got admitted into the Jos Campus of the then University of Ibadan for his preliminary studies.
In 1976, as result of changes in the institution he and many other undergraduate students were moved to Ibadan, the mother campus where he graduated with a degree in History in 1979.
During his undergraduate days, he served as National President of Kabba Students’ Union in 1978. He participated in the one year compulsory National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) in Niger State.
Immediately after his service due to his diligence and hard work, he got employed as a News Editor with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).
After a meritorious service with NTA, he got another employment opportunity with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in 1988 and retired in 2015 as a Deputy Comptroller.
Obaro of Kabba, Oba Solomon Oladele Owoniyi (L) receiving the staff of office from Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello
A group entertaining guests during the coronation ceremony