In a heartwarming gesture of admiration and respect, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has extended warm congratulations to the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo (Okukenu IV), as he marks his 80th birthday.
Governor Sanwo-Olu conveyed his felicitations through a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, on Thursday. In the statement, Governor Sanwo-Olu lauded Oba Gbadebo’s visionary leadership and tireless dedication to the advancement of his subjects, which have ushered in an era of unparalleled growth and prosperity in Egbaland.
Oba Gbadebo, who gracefully retired from the Nigerian Army with an impeccable record as a Colonel, is celebrated for exemplifying the true essence of royalty.
The Governor spoke of Oba Gbadebo’s reign as the Alake being characterized by wisdom, benevolence, and a deep commitment to cultural heritage, enriching not only the lives of the people of Egbaland but also contributing significantly to the broader Nigerian society.
Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed, “His Majesty’s commitment to peace, unity, and progress is well-known and deeply respected. His visionary leadership, coupled with his ceaseless quest for the upliftment of his subjects, has fostered an era of unprecedented growth and prosperity in Egbaland.”
The Governor emphasized the significance of this milestone, celebrating not just Oba Gbadebo’s birth but also the remarkable life he has led and the enduring legacy he continues to build. Oba Gbadebo has emerged as a source of inspiration and a role model for younger generations.
“On behalf of my family, the Government, and the people of Lagos State, I wish Oba Gbadebo a happy birthday and pray that the Almighty God continues to bestow on His Majesty wisdom for a continuous reign of peace, prosperity, and love in Egbaland,” Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed.
He concluded his message with a prayer for Oba Gbadebo’s continued good health, wisdom, and many more years of service to Egbaland, Ogun State, and Nigeria as a whole. May his reign perpetuate prosperity and unity in Egbaland and beyond.
As Oba Gbadebo celebrates this significant milestone, the entire nation joins in acknowledging his exceptional contributions and wishes him well as he continues to lead with wisdom and grace.