President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday celebrated Ọba Saliu Olasupo Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadan, on his 91st birthday.
In a statement sent to Naija News and signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari wished the royal father more years of good health and strength.
The statement reads: “President Buhari joins Oyo State government, Council of Chiefs, royal family and all indigenes in saluting His Imperial Majesty’s visionary and purposeful leadership, which consistently promotes peaceful and harmonious co-existence, and respect for religions and diverse cultures.
“As the 41st Olubadan of Ibadan clocks 91, the President believes Oba Adetunji has successfully carried on with the legacies of his forefathers, dating back to the 16th century, with an intentional focus to uphold the beautiful traditions of hospitality, respect for authorities and communal development that has always defined the throne.
“The President extols the royal father for his maturity and wise counsels to leaders and indigenes alike, nudging the younger generation on the path of good education and entrepreneurship.
“President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will continue to protect Oba Adetunji and his family, and grant him more strength to look after his people.”