IBADAN – Many dignitaries across nooks and crannies of the Country gathered in Ibadan the Capital City of Oyo State to Celebrate the 5th years Coronation Anniversary of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji Ajeoguguluso I.
The dignitaries who came from far and wide on Thursday converged at Ilaji Hotel and Sport Resorts Akanran Ibadan for a well befitted dinner in honour of the highly referred Monarch.
The event as gathered by the SATURDAY INDEPENDENT was organized by the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer of Ilaji Hotel and Sports Resorts Center, Engr. Dotun Sanusi.
The epoch event had in attendance people of impeccable character such as Minister of Youth and Sport, Mr. Sunday Dare, Chief Niyi Akintola SAN, Chief Bayo Oyero, Oyo State Governor Engr Seyi Makinde was represented by Mojeed Mogbonjubola Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief Press Secretariat Taiwo Adisa, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, Prof. Remi Raji, Eze Ndigbo, Oyo State, Dr. Alex Anozie, Etsu Nupe His Eminence Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, represented by Alhaji Sheu Tijani Ibrahim, Oba Tapa of Ibadanland, Cheif Mrs. Bola Doherty, Chief Mrs. Abiola Ameringun, former CCII president, and All Ibadan High Chiefs and many others.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi who is the Chairman of the occasion, described the Olubadan as an humble leader and epitome of resilience who has sustained peaceful coexistence between indigen and residents of Ibadanland.
“Olubadan remain one of the greatest monarch we have in the country and he deserves to be celebrated.
Oba Ogunwusi further stressed that five years reign of Oba Adetunji has brought a lot of development to Ibadan land, saying that the monarch deserved to be celebrated considering his achievements since he has come to the throne of his fathers.
“Five years was just like yesterday, Baba told me he wanted to postponed the coronation anniversary because of the corona virus but I insisted that we shall celebrate him because he deserved it, I pray for him to live longer.
Engr. Dotun Sanusi in his remarks described Olubadan has a peaceful amd humble person who believes so much in the unity of Ibadan land, adding that the monarch has been able to brings together all ethnic groups.
Sanusi described the 5th coronation anniversary as a unique and record breaking event which will always be remember in history because the event is showcasing a first class monarch like Ooni celebrating another first class monarch Olubadan.
Meanwhile, Prof. Remi Raji in his lecture at the event described Olubadan as a monarch who loves his people so dearly, adding that the humility and resilience of the monarch makes a lot of people to be rallying around him.
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