A popular Ibadan-based travel agent, Alhaja Sidiqah Aderibigbe, was, on Saturday, installed as Iyalode Adini of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta States.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Aderibigbe, the Chief Executive Officer of Bolade Travel Agency Limited, was conferred with the title by the League of Alfas and Imams in Yorubaland, Edo and Delta States.
NAN also reports that the installation was performed by the President-General of the league, Shelkh Jamiu Kewulere at Oja-Oba Central Mosque in Ibadan.
Kewulere, who described Aderibigbe as a worthy ambassador of Islam, said she was never tired of contributing her quota to the progress of Islam and humanity in general.
The Islamic cleric urged the popular travel agent not to relent in her good deeds, adding that she should continue to be of good character worthy of her position.
In his lecture, the Assistant Secretary-General of the league, Shelkh Sile Rufai, urged Aderibigbe to see her new position as a challenge to do more for Islam and humanity in general.
Rufai enjoined her to use her new position to set a template for others in future through her exemplary conduct and activities.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta States, Alhaji Dawud Akinola, attested to the fact that Aderibigbe inherited her good character from her parents.
Akinola said that the title conferred on Aderibigbe was in recognition of her numerous contributions to Islam and Nigeria in general, pledging to work with her for the betterment mankind.
Responding, the new title holder appreciated the league of Imama and Alfas for finding her worthy of the title.
She promised never to relent in doing things that would be of benefit to Islam and humanity in general.
Dignitaries present at the occasion included: Deputy Governor of Ogun, Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Shelkh Abdul-Ganiy Agbotomokekere and Chief Imam of Ogun, Shelkh Sadulahi Bamgbola.
Others were: Chief Imam of Osogbo, Dr Maruf Ishola, Babaisale Musulumi of Ibadanland, Alhaji Lateef Oyelade, Chairman of Oyo State Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Kamarudeen Aderibigbe as well as other Islamic title holders and traditional leaders. (NAN)