Senator Adeola Yayi Salutes Awujale On 64th Coronation Anniversary

Posted on April 3, 2024

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Ogun West), has felicitated with the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland in Ogun State, His Royal Majesty Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona, CFR, on the celebration of his 64th Coronation Anniversary.

 

The Senator, in a congratulatory message, stated that the Awujale remains a foremost model of royalty in the annals of Nigeria and indeed, African history of monarchies for his adherence and promotion of our tradition and culture as well as versatility in using monarchial authority to greatly influence socio-economic development of the people and the society.

 

Senator Adeola praised Oba Adetona for always standing on the side of truth, equity and justice not only for his people but for the nation at large even at the risk of losing his exalted throne.

 

“We cannot forget the roles of Awujale in the fight for democracy in Nigeria. He was known to have sheltered key democracy activists during the dark day of military interregnum as well as stood against the dictatorship of the military era in many instances of sheer defiance to anti-democratic forces. He is a principled royal father par excellence” the Senator stated.

 

Senator Adeola attested to the fact that the 64 years reign of Awujale mark the golden and progressive era in the history of Ijebuland with the royal father providing leadership and facilitating many socio-cultural and economic development in Ijebuland and Ogun State.

 

The Senator wished the preeminent royal father many more years on the throne in good health to continue to uphold our traditions and contribute to further development of the society.

 

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