Ekiti government announces Adeagbo as new Oore of Moba land


The Governor Fayemi led government of Ekiti state, Nigeria has approved the appointment of Prince Adekunle Adeagbo from Ile-Iyaba Ruling House of Otun-Ekiti as the new Oore of Mobaland, succeeding HRM Oba James Adeyemi Popoola who joined his ancestors on the 21st of October, 2019.

This announcement was contained in a press statement released in Ado-Ekiti on Friday by the state commissioner of Information and Values Orientation, Hon. Muyiwa Olumilua at the end of the State Executive Council meeting.

The statement reads; “The Council also approved the appointment of Prince Adekunle Adeagbo of the Adifagbade Ruling House, Ile-Iyaba, of Otun-
Ekiti as the new Oore of Otun-Ekiti, following his nomination by the Kingmakers”.

Born 52 years ago in Ibadan to the family of Prince (Hon.) Samuel Adebowale and Lady Janet Adeagbo. He is a blue Economist, well travelled and globally exposed Oba (Elect) Adekunle Adeayo Adeagbo is happily married to Catherine. A. Adeagbo and blessed with three sons.

He attended All Saints Primary School, Jericho, Onireke, Ibadan, Oyo State between 1975-1980. He is a product of International School, the prestigious Imperial University of Ibadan, Oyo State for his Ordinary and advanced level certificate between 1980-1987. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, where he obtained B.sc in Economics between 1987-1991. He did his NYSC at Rigom Oil Services/Shell Petroleum Development Company West Ogunu, Warri, Delta State after graduating in the year 1992.

Even though the he is not a politician, his father was a diehard follower of late Obafemi Awolowo and a former UPN Member, Federal House of Representatives between 1979 and 1983.

Oba(elect) Adeagbo is an International Dredging practitioner on sharp sand, aggregates, granite, gold, tourmaline and precious minerals. An Executive Director
Mercury Dredging and Construction Ltd, Lagos & Mercury Dredging and Construction Inc, Canada.

He has been involved in several successful projects like;

  1. Successful supervision and completion Of Bush Clearing Works for Dangote Refinery 600,000 barrels a day refinery at Ibeju Lekki, Lekki Lagos, Lagos State between 2014 – 2018.
  2. Sand filling of SAHARA GROUP tank farm site at Onne Oil and gas free zone, Onne, Rivers State between 2014 -2018.
  3. Pioneer camp site for Olokola Liquefied Natural gas site at Odeomi, Ogun State for Chevron/Popham Walter Odusote Group between 2007 – 2009.

Defeating six other princes from the dame Ile-Eye Aba ruling house of Otun-Ekiti, Prince Adeagbo, a very close ally of the Arole Oodua and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, was on 5th May, 2020 selected as the new Oore of Mobaland in Ekiti state by the kingmakers after due consultations of the IFA Oracle in line with the customs of the ancient town ss directed by the Ekiti State Government with respect to the 1961 chieftaincy declaration.

He is a member of;

  1. International Western Dredging Association, Canada.
  2. Nigerian – Canada Association, Ottawa, Canada.
  3. The World Dredging Association.
  4. Ibadan Golf Club, Ibadan.


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