All roads lead to the ancient town of Iwo in Osun State today (Saturday), as prominent journalist and seasoned politician, Chief Dele Momodu, is conferred with a chieftaincy title by the Iwo monarch, the Oluwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi.
He is being honoured with the honorary chieftaincy title, along with his wife.
While Momodu bags the title of Atayese of Iwo Kingdom, his wife, Mrs Mobolaji Abiodun Momodu, becomes the Yeye Atayese of Iwo Kingdom.
In Yoruba, Atayese translates as ‘Society’s Reformer’.
In a letter of notice of conferment addressed to the couple by the traditional ruler, the Oluwo stated that Momodu was worthy of the title, “having contributed immensely to the promotion of Yoruba culture and tradition.”
The monarch further attributed the reason for the honour to Momodu’s “mental beneficence through national and international media, in ensuring quality governance is delivered.”
Explaining further why the publisher of OVATION magazine and his wife deserved to be so honoured, Oba Akanbi reckoned that “the growing of Nigeria, Africa and international journalism was not without your (Momodu’s) vigorous attention.”
The royal father added, “Your makings in quality, pieces of advice, connections and goal-getting spirit are needed to catapult Yorubaland to an enviable height.”