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Who is Lekan Balogun?
Lekan Balogun is a politician, former senator, former lawmaker, and activist. Lekan Balogun has served his country in various political matters while possessing vast knowledge and education.
And now, with the death of Mr. Oba Saliu Adetunji, Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, he is claimed to have been elected as the future monarch or Olubbadan.
Recently, the Ibadan chief conducted a meeting at the residence of the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland.
At the time of the closed-door meeting, no one was aware of the decisions made by the higher-ranking chiefs.
But now that the conference has concluded, everyone believes that Lekan will be the new Olubudan of Ibadan in the Nigerian state of Oyo and would receive credit for doing so.
Michael Lana, the former attorney general of Oyo, has sparked a new controversy after the meeting between the chief and the former attorney general of Oyo has taken place.
He stated that Mr. Lekan, a former senator, is not capable and qualified to be the next Olubduan of Ibadan.
Early life and Childhood
Lekan Balogun is reportedly 79 years old and a resident of the Ali-Iwo compound in Ibadan North East Local Government Area, State. He was born in 1942.
His youth was spent alongside his brother. However, his brother died previously and is no longer alive.
As Lekan is now 79 years old, it is difficult to publish information about his father and mother, who passed away before him, in the media.
However, he has two siblings. His brother Mr. Hamzat Balogun, a civil servant, passed away previously.
His other brother, who is rumored to be younger than Lekan, is the physician Dr. Muhammed Kila Balogun.
In the current National Assembly, his brother Muhammed Kila Balogun represents the Oyo South Senatorial District.
Lekan Balogun attended CAC Modern School, Anlugbua, for his primary education.
When he was young and had little understanding, he followed his brother to Rapid Result College in the United Kingdom to improve his performance.
Lekan used to covertly read his brother’s correspondence tutorials for the General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE O’L) when his brother was a civil servant and a GCE O’L student.
By reading his brother’s correspondence tutorials, Lekan is able to pass the qualifying exam, referred to as “G4” in those days.
He passed this qualifying exam when he was halfway through the modern school program, but he did not complete the program.
With the qualification certificate in hand, he moved to the United Kingdom, where he continued his study for O and A levels certificates while working part-time. He accomplished all of this before turning 18 years old.
In 1973, he graduated with a Master’s in Administration and Economics from a prestigious university. He does not mention the university’s name in his interview.
After obtaining a Master’s degree, he began working, and one and a half years later, he enrolled in a Ph.D. program.
He resumed his research at the ABU center for Social and Economic Research after enrolling in the Ph.D. program.
He was also given the opportunity to teach at the University of Ife. Obafemi Awolowo University is currently a well-known landmark in Ife.
But he declined the offer and instead chose to conduct studies at ABU.
More Facts about Lekan Balogun
|Full Real Name
|Former Senator of Nigeria
|Age (as of 2021)
|79 years old.
|Business and Politics
|Date of Birth
|Place of Birth
|Ali-Iwo compound in Ibadan North East Local Government Area of the State
|Ph.D. in social and economics research
|1. CAC Modern School, Anlugbua.
2. Master’s Degree in Administration and Economics
|$5million-$10 million USD (approx.).
Balogun’s professional history, he is a businessman and politician.
As a businessman, he is the director of several companies involved in oil and gas, trade, management consulting, the export of non-oil products, travel, and tourism, and mechanized farming.
When he was staying temporarily in the UK he developed his interest in white-black consciousness.
And by giving vent to his passion joined the leftist Marxist movement at that time.
Involving him in politics she joined the PRP party. Working in politics with honesty and passion helped him to step up to further political ladders with grace.
After a few years got lots of respect and a reputation in the politics of Oyo State.
After a few years, he becomes a renowned politician and activist and become the gubernatorial candidate of NPP (Nigerian People’s party).
Net Worth and Salary
Working as a businessman and politician Lekan has earned a lot of money.
His business is spread at different places in Nigeria from which he generated a good income.
Moreover working at a high political level requires a good reputation and money and Lekan has it all.
It is not confirmed how much net worth does Lekan is having right now but based on our few surveys.
Lekan Balogun’s net worth varies between $5 million $10 million USD.
Based on a personal interview given by Lekan earlier in the year 2012. he is having two wives.
But he didn’t reveal the name of his wife anywhere
He said that his relationship with his wives is not based on physical attraction.
He believes in mutual understanding in a relationship.
Lekan also shared that he may have broken the hearts of a few girls before his marriage.
Earlier the news was out in the year 2018 that 5 years old twin children of Mr. Lekan were kidnapped and the kidnapper demanded N100 million which was later reduced to N40 million.
Lekan Balogun’s height is 5 feet 8 inches and his body weight is around 80kg.
Her hair color is Black and her Eye Color is Black.
He is not currently active on any social media.
- He said that former Senator Mr. Lekan is not capable and qualified to be honors as the next Olubduan of Ibadan.
- His other brother who is said to be younger than Lekan is a doctor and his name is Dr. Muhammed Kila Balogun.
- Since the Lekan has been selected to be the next Olubadan, his relatives, family members, and friends are coming to his home to wish him.
- He worked as a senatorial representative from 1999 to 2003.
- Earlier the news was out in the year 2018 that 5 years old twin children of Mr. Lekan were kidnapped and the kidnapper demanded N100 million which was later reduced to N40 million.
- And since the meeting has been held news is out in the media that former senator Mr. Lekan Balogun will crown as the next Olubadan of Ibadan, in Oyo State.
- He will be the next king after the approval of the state governor Mr. Seyi Makinde.