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Seyi Makinde Celebrates Olubadan as he turns 93 (Details)


Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said that the tenure of the present Olubadan of Ibadanland has brought accelerated development and peace to the ancient city.

Makinde made this disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday.

It was learnt that the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji clocked 93 on Thursday.

He ascended the throne on March 5th 2016.

Makinde while felicitating with the monarch, described his reign as eventful.

He maintained that Ibadanland has continued to witness massive developments across all spheres since the monarch ascended the throne.

“I celebrate with our father, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Akanji Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, as he marks his 93rd birthday.

“Kabiyesi, under your eventful reign, Ibadan and indeed, Oyo State, have grown in leaps and bounds and have witnessed massive developments across all spheres.

“It is not a coincidence that these achievements and the overall transformation of Oyo State through several insightful and innovative policies of our administration are happening at this time. These are products of leadership that enjoys the acceptance of the people and leaders that are truly loved.

“No one is in doubt, Kabiyesi, that all your children in Ibadanland and around the world love you genuinely and will continue to do everything possible to make you proud and successful as our monarch.

“On behalf of the government and the people of Oyo State, I pray that God grants you more years and good health to lead Ibadanland to greater heights”.

Similarly, the lawmaker representing Oluyole federal constituency, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe lauded the monarch for the peace the ancient city has witnessed.

Akande-Sadipe maintained that the monarch has constantly worked to ensure peace and harmony in the ancient city.

“The House of Representatives Member, representing Oluyole Federal Constituency, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe extolled the many virtues of our royal father.

“No doubt, Kabiyesi has consistently ensured progress in Ibadan, whilst also strongly advocating for cultural and religious tolerance among his people”.

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