Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Timothy Owoeye, have congratulated the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, on his 45th birthday.
Oyetola, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, commended the monarch for being consistent in always convening national discourse on issues of contemporary importance in the nation since ascending the throne.
He also described Ooni as a versatile source of intervention in the nation’s contemporary challenges, saying the monarch is a critical partner of government on issues of governance and development.
The governor said: “On this auspicious occasion of your birthday anniversary, I join your family, friends and well-wishers to thank Almighty God for your life which has been marked by outstanding accomplishments and enduring contributions to national discourse.
“Your royal interventions are notable in entrepreneurship, youth engagement, scholarships and agriculture where you have regularly deployed your means and influence to impact the people on an annual basis. You are a pride to the royal institution and the State of Osun. We cannot thank you enough.
In the same vein, Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, described the Ooni as one of Nigeria’s most revered royal fathers, who had been making best efforts to see to the upliftment of the Yoruba, as well as the entire black race since his ascension to the throne.
Owoeye held that the monarch, who ascended the throne at a time many communities across the country were yearning for younger generations to lead them, had not disappointed his generation.
The Speaker further praised the traditional ruler for what he called his unwavering dedication to the highest ideals in his reign as the Ooni of Ife.
He said: “On the occasion of your 45th birthday, I wish to extend warm felicitations to your majesty on behalf of myself and the Osun House of Assembly.
“Yours has been a life truly worthy of celebration, at this relatively tender age of 45, you are always ready to avail all of your wise counsel. You will stop at nothing to ensure that the Yoruba race maintains its rightful position among the black nation.
“You have lived a successful and fulfilled life and we as your people are proud and privileged to be your loyal subjects.”
The Speaker therefore prayed that Oba Adeyeye celebrates more of the day in good health, abundance and prosperity, in the land of the living.