In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja on Sunday, President Jonathan on behalf of himself, his family, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria, wished the Olubadan very happy birthday celebrations.
The President noted that Oba Odulana has “deployed his immense experience, knowledge and wisdom for the great benefit of his people since his assumption of the ancient throne of Ibadanland.”
He prayed that God Almighty “Who has already blessed the Olubadan with such extraordinary longevity will grant him many more years of good health and commendable service to his community and the nation.”
The statement added that President Jonathan joined the people of Ibadan and the Olubadan’s friends and well-wishers across the country in looking forward with great anticipation to Oba Odulana’s historic attainment of the age of 100 years next year.
Jonathan assured Oba Odulana and the people of Ibadan of the Federal Government’s full support for the celebrations being planned to commemorate the landmark occasion which fortuitously coincides with Nigeria’s centenary year celebrations.