BIOGRAPHY OF LATE HIGH CHIEF ALH. BUSARI AREMU ADEGBOLA ADELEKE,THE BAKOJA OF SAKILAND

High Chief [Alhaji ] Busari Adegbola, The Bakoja of Sakiland was born some times in 1920 into the noble and humble family of Eleku-Nla (Big Masquerade ) at Oge, Saki, Oyo State and happened to belong to Agbomobini Ruling House of Bakoja Chieftaincy. His father was Late Gbadamosi Ajao Ayibuki and his mother was Asmau Asabi who hailed from Otun Agoro’s Compound, Asunnara, Saki. High Chief Busari Adegbola,lost his father while he was seven years old.

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That made his mother and him to relocate to maternal family’s compound at Baabo. While he was being raised and nurtured as a young boy by his Mother, death equally snatched his beloved and caring mother at the age of twelve (12). There and then, High Chief Busari was later brought up by his grandmother. After a brief stayed with his grandmother, High Chief Busari Adegbola, took his destiny by hands by moving out of Saki to Ibarubaland to farm a living as a businessman and trader. Later, High Chief Busari Adegbola in company of his senior brother, Chief Adeleke Salami popularly known and called Gbogboduka (DECEASED) travelled and stayed in Parakou, Republic of Benin where both successfully engaged in a business of Cloth and later graduated to cattle business from Niger Republic. However,in 1953, High Chief Aremu relocated back to Saki and joined the transport business plying Saki to Lagos for a period of four (4) years (1953-1957).

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Upon realizing that transport business does not have a secured future, he abandoned it for trading business in Niger Republic. He spent good seventeen years again in Niger Republic before finally settled down in Saki , his hometown. On marital life, High Chief Busari Adegbola married his first wife Alhaja Sifau Aweni (Deceased). And in line with the dictate of Islamic religion that admonished whoever desire to marry women of their choice,two ,three,or four, High Chief Busari married additional three wives as follows: Alhaja Aminat (Deceased), Alhaja Safurat Aduke (Deceased ) and Alhaja Musiliat Adunni.

The marriage to the four wives successfully blessed with many children, Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. On religion aspect, High Chief Busari was a devoted Muslim and in compliance with the directive of Allah which states that “And complete the Hajj and Umurah in the service of Allah “, the late Bakoja travelled to the Holyland of Mecca and Medinah in the year 1956 and 1975 to perform Hajj rites in the service of Almighty God. On 22nd September,1998, Chief Busari Aremu Adegola,was appointed as Bakoja of Sakiland by Alhaji Tijani Abimbola Oyedokun 11 (JP),The Okere of Sakiland succeeding Bakoja Salawu Jayeola of blessed memory. In 2014,he got a promotion from part 111 Minor Chieftaincy to Part 11 Recognized Traditional Ruler in Oyo State under the amiable indefatigable Executive Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Without mincing words, the leadership characteristics of the High Chief Busari Aremu Adegbola was a blend of religious,traditional and modern because of his weath experience and exposure. No wonder he bagged the following Awards while he was on throne of his forefathers as Bakoja of Sakiland. (i) Friend of the State,Courtesy of Nasarawa State Government. (ii) Award of Excellence, Courtesy of World Light Centre of Arabic and Quaranic knowledge, Isale Bakoja, Saki, Oyo State. (iii) Baba Adinni of Isale Oro.

High Chief Busari Aremu Adegbola was a Community Developer as he single handedly embarked on the construction of road from Apaable leading to the main road of Isale Oro towards ensuring welfare of the road users. He was also a leading Vanguard of the Construction of Ultra-Modern Palace for Bakoja of Sakiland before his demise on Tuesday , October 4,2016. He would be generally remembered for his impeccable character by the people of Isale Oro in particular and Saki in general.

He was Honest, Reliable and Trustworthy which signified the highest standard of moral and public life. He was further noted to be a straight forward and forthright on the issue adjudication and arbitration/administration of justice. Infact, he was a man of justice as a President of Oge Grace “C” Customary Court until he joined his ancestors at the riped age of 96.

May his soul rest in a perfect peace

 

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