Saturday 10th December, marked a significant day and the beginning of an era in the history of Makun , Shagamu in Ogun state.
Chief Adetola Dosunmu chairman Tolados Ventures Nigeria limited and President of Prowpman Association of Ogun State was installed, as the Babalaje of Makun town, Sagamu.
The installation and iwuye ceremony which kick started at exactly 6:30 am at the residence of Chief Adetola Dosunmu witnessed the gathering of important personalities who had come from far and wide to felicitate with the latest man to be conferred with the Babalaje of Makun chieftaincy title.
The second point of call was the palace of Ewusi of Makun, Sagamu, His Royal Highness Oba Timothy Oyesola Akinsanya, there the first chieftaincy rite was carried out behind close doors. Soon after, the main auditorium inside Oba Ewusi of Makun palace witnessed the convergence of notable chiefs in Ogun State numbering about 15 , while some traditional rulers also graced the occasion for the performance of the second traditional and chieftaincy rite. After the rite have been performed Chief Samson Akintola Dosunmu was conferred officially as the Babalaje of Makun , Sagamu amidst pomp and loud ovation.
Furthermore, the two wives of Chief Adetola Dosunmu were conferred with the yeye Babalaje title, Wife no 1 Mrs Dosunmu Iyabo was conferred with the yeye babalaje 1 of Makun while the second wife Mrs Justina Adefunke Dosunmu was installed as yeye Babalaje II of Makun town Sagamu. According to the tradition of Sagamu, the newest Babalaje of Makun in company of wives were made to trek from the Ewusi’s palace to his house a journey which spanned about 10 kilometres.
A grand reception was held in an open field at Tolados industrial Estate Sagamu-Benin Expressway, Toll-gate , Sagamu, Ogun state. Fuji maestro Sefiu Alao popularly known as (Omo oko) was on ground to dish out quality fuji lyrics to the delight of invited guests. Also, popular Yoruba movie actor and comedian Bolaji Amusan alias Baba Latin was the Master of Ceremony. The event enjoyed massive media coverage as many television stations across the length and breadth of Nigeria came to cover the event.
Addressing pressmen, Chief Dosunmu expressed gratitude to God for making the day a reality, ‘’ I am very happy that a day like this came in my life time, I will spend my time in office to promote the trade aspect for the growth and upliftment of the community’’ he said. Meanwhile the two wives Yeye Babalaje 1 and 2 also expressed their happiness for being conferred with the Yeye Babalaje titles , they promised to give their husband a good support.
The newest Babalaje of Makun has numerous achievements and awards to his names, he is an awardee of Nigeria Associationof Social Workers in Ogun state 2016, he bagged an icon of entrepreneurship award also in 2016, he was awarded the most inspiring leader in 2016 by Lisabi descendants , he was named the ambassador of Humanitarian service by JCI International. He is also a golden awardee of national association of Nigerian Students, he has been made the life patron of Sagamu youth congress.
Chief Samson Adetola Dosunmu was born on the 25th of May 1969 to the Dosunmu’s of Abeokuta . He attended St. Paul primary School, Ijoku , before he proceeded to Remo Secondary School for his secondary education. He has risen to high positions in many fields, he became the chairman of NURTW Sagamu section,he also delved into tree planting and felling. He is also an importer and exporter of legal goods item.The Babalaje of Makun belongs to many social clubs among which is the Abeokuta social club.
The Babalaje title holder will oversee and administer all the trade and transactions taking place within his immediate community. Chief Samson Adetola Dosunmu has been bestowed with the powers to control and administer all trade and transactions taking place inside Makun and Sagamu area of Ogun State. The Babalaje office does not have tenure limitations, the holder hangs on to power as long as he lives.