President Muhammadu Buhari has sent congratulatory message to the Awujale of Ijebu Kingdom, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, on his 60th anniversary on the throne, which makes him one of the oldest reigning monarchs in the country, following his formal coronation on April 2, 1960.
President Buhari joins indigenes of Ijebu land, government and people of Ogun State in celebrating the milestone, while commending the octogenarian for upholding the legendary history and tradition of his forefathers, especially the highly organized political, economic and social structures that preceded many civilisations in Africa.
As the royal father marks 60 years on the throne, President Buhari affirms that his exposure, knowledge and charisma before ascending the position deeply impacted and expanded the influence of the domain, most remarkably among other traditional rulers and various state governments that rely on him for wise counsels.
The President believes the wisdom, warmth and friendliness of the monarch also translated into peace and civility in the domain.
President Buhari prays that the almighty God will continue to bless the Awujale of Ijebu Kingdom, and grant him more years of fruitful reign