President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday commended the continued support of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, for the Federal Government’s efforts to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development in the country.
Writing to felicitate with the monarch on the occasion of his 76th birthday anniversary today, Wednesday, October 15, 2014, President Jonathan also lauded the Alaafin’s commendable contributions to peace, harmony and progress in Oyo State and Nigeria.
A statement issued by his spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, quoted the president thus: “On behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I write to convey warm felicitations to Your Highness on the occasion of your 76th birthday anniversary.
“You have not only continued to use your exalted throne to promote peace, harmony and progress in your kingdom and Oyo State, you have also continued to provide unwavering support for our Administration in our determined quest to reposition our dear nation for enduring stability and sustained growth and development. For this, I thank Your Highness”, President Jonathan wrote.
Wishing Oba Adeyemi very happy birthday celebrations, the president prayed that Almighty God will continue to bless him with good health and grant him many more years of worthy service to Oyo State and the country at large.