President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulated the new Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji Aje Ogungunniso 1 on his coronation on Friday, March 4, 2016.
President Buhari joined the indigenes of Ibadan, the family of the new Olubadan, the government and people of Oyo State in celebrating Oba Adetunji’s ascension to the ancient throne of his forefathers.
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.
In a statement released through the office of Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, the President called on Oba Adetunji to also do his utmost 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.
President Buhari gave his assurence to the new Olubadan of the full support and cooperation of the Federal Government as he strives to lead his people forward and contribute meaningfully to the development of his domain, Oyo State and the nation.
He prayed that Almighty God will grant Oba Adetunji long life, good health and the wisdom he needs for a successfully reign.