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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Awujale of Ijebu Commences 80th Birthday In Style

From Left, Chairman Sub-planning Committee and Chairman Troyka Holding, Mr Biodun Shobanjo, His Majesty, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona and Vice Chairman, Sub-planning Committee, Chief Fassy Yusuf, at the World Press Conference in Commemoration of the beginning of His Majesty, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona's 80th birthday held in Ijebu Ode on Tuesday 22nd of April 2014.
Nigeria's longest ruining first class monarch and paramount ruler of Ijebu land, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona Ogbagba II kicked off his 80th birthday yesterday as he host journalists at his palace in Ijebu Ode.

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.


From Left, Publicity Manager, Sub-planning Committee, Otunba Ayodeji Osibogun,Chairman Sub-planning Committee and Chairman Troyka Holding, Mr. Biodun Shobanjo, His Majesty, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona and Vice Chairman, Sub-planning Committee, Chief Fassy Yusuf, at the World Press Conference in Commemoration of the beginning of His Majesty, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona's 80th birthday held in Ijebu Ode
The organisers, Ijebu Renaissance Group (IRG), described the monarch as a legend that has always "stood before a demagogue and damned his treacherous flatteries without winking".

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.

2 comments:

  1. I'm so proud to be from Ijebu. Knowing our Kabiyesi is the longest serving oba is great. I learnt he is also studying Law at National Open University too. #IjebuIsBLESSED

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  2. A legend on earth. Happy Birthday to Awujale.

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