Governor of Lagos State, Babajide
Sanwo-Olu has presented the staff of office to the new Oniru-Elect of Iruland,
Oba Gbolahan Lawal.
The Staff of Office was
presented to him by
the Governor at his Oniru palace on Sunday morning amid
The appointment of Prince Lawal
as the Oniru-Elect, which takes immediate effect was made on Friday, June 5,
during the State’s Executive Council meeting, where final ratification was made
on his nomination.
Prince Gbolahan Lawal, succeeds
late Oba Idowu Abiodun, former Oniru of Iruland, who passed on in year 2019 at
the age of 82.
Gbolahan Wasiu Lawal born on
July 24th 1970 to late Chief T. A. Lawal- Akapo, the Ojora of Lagos (1977-1993)
and Olori M. A. Lawal-Akapo. Gbolahan is a Lagos Prince from the Ojora,
Aromire, Shokun and Abisogun branch of Oniru Royal families of Lagos State.
Prince Lawal holds an Executive
MSc in CITIES (LSE, Cities) from the London School of Economics and Political
Science. He also obtained an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the
School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS], University of London in 2008; a
BSc Hons. in Botany from the University of Port-Harcourt in 1992 and a product
of the famous St. Gregory’s College, Lagos.