A former member of the House of Representatives, Chief (Mrs) Folake Olunloyo-Oshinowo has been installed as the Ikolaba- Iyalode of Ibadanland.
Her installation which held at the weekend was conducted by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, His Imperial Majesty Mohood Olalekan Ishola Balogun, Ali Okunmade II in appreciation of her contribution to the development of Ibadanland and Oyo State.
The event which was held at the Ali-Iwo palace of the Olubadan was preceded by a letter from the Olubadan Advisory Council, signed by the Council’s Secretary, Alhaji K. Liasu, describing Chief Olunloyo-Oshinowo as a worthy Ibadan daughter who has continued to contribute to the development of the people of Ibadan and Oyo State through her different businesses and empowerment programmes.
The Ikolaba-Iyalode title is another step in the hierarchy of the Iyalode title in Ibadan land.
The Iyalode title is always bestowed on high- ranking accomplished women in the traditional Yoruba states with Ibadan in the forefront. The holder of the title serves as a representative of women in the Traditional Council and historically, was a major influencer in pre-colonial and colonial Nigeria.