President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday congratulated the new Olubadan, Saliu Ogungunniso 1, on his coronation.
Mr. Buhari joined the indigenes of Ibadan, the family of the new Olubadan, the government and people of Oyo State in celebrating Mr. Adetunji’s ascension to the ancient throne of his forefathers, a statement by the presidency said.
“As he ascends the throne as the 41st Olubadan, President Buhari urges Oba Adetunji to follow in the worthy and commendable footsteps of his predecessors by working diligently for peace and development in Ibadan, Oyo State and Nigeria,” the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said in the statement.
The president called on Mr. Adetunji to also do his best in his new role as the chief custodian of the traditions of his people to preserve and propagate the admirable culture and customs of Ibadan.
Mr. Buhari assured the new Olubadan of the full support and cooperation of the federal government as he strives to lead his people forward and contribute to the development of his domain, Oyo State and the nation.
He prayed that Almighty God would grant the monarch long life, good health and the wisdom he needs for a successful reign.
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