Oba Adetona who was recalled from his studies in the United Kingdom formally ascended the throne of his forefathers on April 2, 1960 at a little under 26 years of age - will be 80 year old on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
"I have had lot of happy moment in life and I cannot but thank God for his grace", the enthusiastic monarch said during the question and answer session the journalists.
The Awujale shared some remarkable memories of his 54 years on throne and also expressed optimism that Ijebu State will be created in his life time. Giving the history of Ijebu land, Oba Sikiru Adetona said that it was one of the provinces of the old Western Region. “I’m optimistic that Ijebu State will be created in my life time.” “Ijebu is a viable land and would achieve it,” he said.
The venue of the grand luncheon party on Saturday, May 10 has also been changed from Oriental Hotel, Lekki Lagos to The Marquee, Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode.