Buhari congratulates Awujale of Ijebu land on 60th coronation anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with 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.The president joined 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, the president affirmed 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 said he believes the wisdom, warmth and friendliness of the monarch also translated into peace and civility in the domain.He prayed that the almighty God would continue to bless the Awujale of Ijebu Kingdom, and grant him more years of fruitful reign.

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