– says Akiolu’s reign has brought peace to Lagos State
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has described Oba Rilwanu Akiolu as a blessing to Lagos adding that at 80, the revered monarch had contributed immensely to the progress of the state.
Dr. Obasa, the Baa’sofin of Lagos, said this in a congratulatory statement to mark the traditional ruler’s 80th birthday on Sunday.
Praising Oba Akiolu for his contributions to the advancement of Lagos and its cultural institution, Obasa said the monarch had made indelible footprints in the history of the state with the way he has constantly stood for its peace and growth.
The Speaker, who extolled the virtues of the king as the Permanent Chairman of the State Council of Obas and Chiefs, further appreciated him for his guidance, advice and love.
“It gives me immense joy to honour a monarch whose reign as the Oba of Lagos has been characterised by unwavering dedication and compassion for his people.
“Your guidance and leadership have propelled the political class and our dear state to greater heights, fostering progress, unity and prosperity.
“Your wisdom and wise counselling have touched countless lives, inspiring generations to strive for excellence and embrace the values of tradition and progress.
“As head of the traditional council of our state, you have demonstrably employed your throne to strengthen the bond among the traditional rulers in diverse communities paving the way for that enduring peace that we all enjoy today.
“You are, indeed, a blessing to our dear state and country.
“On behalf of my family, colleagues, management and staff of the Lagos State House of Assembly, I congratulate you on this occasion of your 80th birthday. This milestone is truly worthy of celebration,” Obasa said.
The Speaker prayed for more strength and wisdom for the monarch so that he would continue to use his wealth of experience and passion for peace to support the goal of sustaining the enviable position of Lagos in Nigeria.
“May your reign continue to be a blessing that constantly ushers in abundant accomplishments for generations to come and may you continue to enjoy sound health and happiness, amin,” Obasa prayed.