The Lagos State Government has approved the appointment of the Commissioner for Agriculture , Prince Gbolahan Lawal, as the Oniru – elect of Iruland .
Lawal is also a former aide- de – camp to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu .
A statement by Mr Gboyega Akosile , the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo -Olu , on Friday stated that Lawal ’s appointment was approved during the State Executive Council meeting where final ratification was made on his nomination .
The statement added that the appointment takes immediate effect from Friday afternoon .
The new monarch will succeed the former Oniru of Iruland, the late Oba Abiodun Idowu Oniru , who passed on after a brief illness on September 23 , 2019 at the age of 82 .
There had been a tussle among some royal families over who would succeed the late monarch .
Born on July 24 , 1970, to late Chief T . A. Lawal -Akapo , the Ojora of Lagos from 1977 to 1993 , and Olori M . A. Lawal -Akapo , Prince Lawal hails from the Ojora, Aromire, Shokun and Abisogun branch of Oniru Royal families of Lagos State .