President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Owa-Obokun of Ijesa-land, Oba Gabriel Aromolaran II, on his 80th birthday.
Buhari, in a congratulatory message issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina also saluted the majestic Ijesa Kingdom, renowned for its historic military and entrepreneurial prowess.
He extolled the maturity and wisdom of the royal father in administering his domain, consistently ensuring peace and development.
The president also lauded the Owa-Obokun for promoting a strong appetite for education and commerce among his people.
Buhari said the octogenarian had over the years successfully sustained the heritage of patience, tolerance and good neighborliness bequeathed to him by his ancestors.
He also commended the traditional ruler for taking his people to new heights of integration into the global trade community.
Buhari joined the other family members and close associates of the royal father, “who joins the club of octogenarians with 35 years on his fathers’ throne in celebrating with the royal father.’’
He prayed God Almighty to would grant the Owa-Obokun good health and long life to continue serving his people and the country.