By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with His Imperial Majesty, ba Saliu Olasupo Adetunji, Olubadan of Ibadan on his 91stbirthday, wishing him more years of good health and strength.
According to a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari joined 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 believed 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 extolled 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.
He prayed that the Almighty God will continue to protect Oba Adetunji and his family, and grant him more strength to look after his people.