Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday congratulated the new Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji Aje Ogungunniso 1 on his ascension to the throne.
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said Buhari joined the indigenes of Ibadan, the family of the new Olubadan, the government and people of Oyo State in celebrating Oba Adetunji’s ascension to the ancient throne of his forefathers.
The statement reads: “As he ascends the throne as the 41st Olubadan, Buhari urges Oba Adetunji to follow in the worthy and commendable footsteps of his predecessors by working diligently for peace and development in Ibadan, Oyo State and Nigeria.
“The president calls on Oba Adetunji to also do his utmost best, in his new role as the chief custodian of the traditions of his people, to preserve and propagate the admirable culture and customs of Ibadan.
“Buhari assures the new Olubadan of the full support and cooperation of the Federal Government as he strives to lead his people forward and contribute meaningfully to the development of his domain, Oyo State and the nation.”
The president prayed that Almighty God would grant Oba Adetunji long life, good health and the wisdom he needed for a successfully reign.