Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, described the reign of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, as eventful, noting that Ibadanland has continued to witness massive developments across all spheres.
Makinde, who stated this while felicitating the Olubadan on his 93rd birthday anniversary, rejoiced with the monarch for witnessing another year.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor prayed to God to grant the Kabiyesi more years and good health to be able to lead Ibadanland to greater heights.
He said: “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.
“Happy birthday, Kabiyesi!”
Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde
August 26, 2021