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Rep. Mom honored as Iyalode in Nigeria

July 26, 2022


Kwara State, Nigeria—US Representative Oye Owolewacongratulates his mother, Mrs. BoladeYakubu-Owolewa, on her recent coronation as Iyalode in Omu-Aran, a town in the NigerianState of Kwara. The Iyalode is the highest ranking female chieftain in Yoruba (a major tribe inNigeria) communities. Mrs. Yakubu-Owolewa was honored based on her extensive history incommunity work, parent advocacy and child enrichment in underrepresented communities in theUnited States.

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