President Bola Tinubu has felicitated with Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos State, on the monarch’s 80th birthday.
The president, in a statement on Saturday by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, described the revered monarch as a fountain of wisdom, and knowledge, and a staunch custodian of the rich culture and traditions of Lagos.
According to the president, who described the monarch as his confidant and a dear friend encountered, both of them have come.
KOKO TV NG reports that Tinubu said the Lagos monarch is a defender of truth and attributed his successful reign as the Lagos State governor then to partly his support.
The president, appreciated Oba Akiolu for his unceasing prayers and support, over the years, even in trying times.
“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.
“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.
“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,” the President stated.
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