Gov. Rauf Aregbsola of the Osun State has approved the appointment of Prince Rasheed Adewale Akanbi as the new paramount ruler Iwo town.
Born on the 21st June 1967, the new Oluwo of Iwo is from Molaasan Compound of Gbaase Ruling House in Isale Oba in Iwo.
The choice of Prince Rasheed follows completion of the due process by the king makers and subsequent communication of the decision to the government.
His emergence also followed the demise of the immediate past Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Ashiru Olatunbosun Tadese in February, 2013.
Prince Rasheed Akanbi attended Omolewa Nursery and Primary School, Oritamefa, Ibadan (1972-1978), from where he proceeded to Iwo Grammar School, Araromi, Iwo (1978-1982) and later to Oba Akinyele Memorial High School, Idi-Ape Ibadan to complete his secondary school education.
He obtained a B.Sc. Business Administration from George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario (2005-2009) and with an Ordinary National Diploma in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan (1985-87).
The new Oluwo-designate also bagged a Certificate in Cybis & Axis System at the Convergys Institute, Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada (2001-2005) and a Seismic certificate in Operations, Oil and Gas Processing Facilities (2005).
He has worked as a Data Processor, Bio-skin GMBH in Hamburg Germany (1996-2005), International Development Analyst (Oxfam Canada).
The newly appointed monarch of Iwo has also worked as an Associate Supervisor, Purdy Wharf Towers, Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada.
He is the Chief Executive Officer of Prince Enterprises, Toronto, Ontario M5H4E7 Canada, Director and Founder of People Against Loneliness Inc. 508-58 Waterson Road, Toronto Ontario, Canada, West Africa Coordinator (Karcher Group FutureTech) presently working on supply of future technology on peace keeping force to the Defence Ministry and Managing Director, Morganz Gamo Quarry, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Podo Village, Ibadan.
Prince Rasheed Akanbi has also travelled around the countries of the world to help war and disaster stricken nations by supplying and supporting refugees with relief materials.
The uniquely Prince Rasheed speaks Yoruba, English, French and Deutsche (German).