By Ismaila Chafe
Abuja – Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Osile of Oke Ona of Egbaland, Oba Adedapo Adewale Tejuoso, on his 80th birthday, slated for Feb. 19.
The President’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Sunday.
Adesina said President Buhari joined the government and people of Ogun State, all sons and daughters of Egbaland, family and friends of the royal father in celebrating the grace of wisdom, strength and courage that had translated into many years of laudable achievements before and after he ascended his fathers’ throne.
The President commended Oba Tejuoso’s strong sense of patriotism, broadmindedness and timely interventions in critical national issues.
He also extolled his visionary leadership over his domain by always ensuring peaceful co-existence, promoting tolerance and constantly reminding citizens of their civic duties.
President Buhari believed that Oba Tejuoso’s repertoire of wisdom, many years of experience in handling multi-cultural issues, and the network of friends he had acquired across the country, and the globe, would be most useful in the current drive to re-position the country for greater glory.
President Buhari prayed that the almighty God will grant Oba Tejouso longer life and good health to continue serving his people and the country.