President Buhari congratulates new Olubadan on his coronation

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji receiving his Staff of Office from Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi during his Coronation as 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland at Mapo hill, Ibadan... yesterday PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji receiving his Staff of Office from Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi during his Coronation as 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland at Mapo hill, Ibadan… yesterday PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the new Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji Aje Ogungunniso 1 on his coronation on Friday.

This is contained in a statement in Abuja on Friday by Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president.

According to the statement, President Buhari joins the indigenes of Ibadan, the family of the new Olubadan, the government and people of Oyo State in celebrating Oba Adetunji’s ascension to the ancient throne of his forefathers.

President Buhari urged Oba Adetunji to follow in the worthy and commendable footsteps of his predecessors by working diligently for peace and development in Ibadan, Oyo State and Nigeria.

The president also called on Oba Adetunji to do his utmost best, in his new role as the chief custodian of the traditions of his people, to preserve and propagate the admirable culture and customs of Ibadan.

He assured the new Olubadan of the full support and cooperation of the Federal Government “as he strives to lead his people forward and contribute meaningfully to the development of his domain, Oyo State and the nation’’.

He prayed that Almighty God would grant Oba Adetunji long life, good health and the wisdom he needs for a successful reign.



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