President Tinubu felicitates with Oba Rilwan Akiolu on his 80th Birthday


President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has commiserated with His Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos State, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

President Tinubu via a statement issued Saturday, by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, described Oba Akiolu as a long-time ally, friend, and confidant, a revered monarch, a wellspring of wisdom, and a staunch guardian of Lagos’ rich culture and traditions.

According to the President, Oba Akiolu’s role as a defender of the truth and his people has made a significant impact, particularly during his (Tinubu’s) tenure as Lagos State Governor.

President Tinubu also acknowledged the invaluable support and counsel he received from the revered monarch during his time in office as he showered credits on Oba Akiolu for contributing to the peace, progress, and development of Lagos Sate.

The statement read;

“President Bola Tinubu celebrates his long-time ally, friend, and confidant, His Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos State, on his 80th birthday.

“President Tinubu describes the revered monarch as a fountain of wisdom, knowledge, and a staunch custodian of the rich culture and traditions of Lagos.

“Oba Akiolu and I have come a long way. He is my confidant. He is a dear friend I hold in high esteem for his integrity, honour, and forthrightness. He is always generous with his wise counsel and always willing to offer his fatherly guidance.

“Baba is a defender of the truth and his people. My achievements as Lagos State Governor are partly due to his support and counsel. His Majesty’s reign has brought peace, progress, and development to the good people of Lagos,” the President says.

“The President thanks the Eleko of Eko for his unceasing prayers and support, recalling his interventions over the years, even in trying times.

“Today, I celebrate an extraordinary monarch whose wit and foresight are peerless. May His Majesty live long, and may his reign on the throne of his fathers continue to be prosperous,” President Tinubu prays.

“The Oba of Lagos is a monarch of many achievements. He rose to the pinnacle of his professional career, retiring as an Assistant Inspector-General of Police. The Oba is a fellow of the Nigerian Law School.”

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