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Abiodun Visits Tinubu — Thanks President For Honouring Awujale

Governor of Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, Dapo Abiodun has appreciated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for honouring the paramount ruler and the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, with the second highest national honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger during the royal father’s 90th birthday celebrations held last week.

Gatekeepers News reports that Abiodun, according to a post on his verified Facebook page, gave this commendation during his visit to President Tinubu at the Presidential Villa on Thursday.

Abiodun equally appreciated President Tinubu for directing the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in Kuru, Jos, to take over the management of the Oba Sikiru Adetona School of Governance Studies at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.

Abiodun said, “I had the honour of meeting with our dear President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, to express my deepest appreciation on behalf of Kabiyesi, the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, and the government and good people of Ogun State.

“I conveyed our gratitude for the honour accorded to His Royal Majesty by the high-powered Federal delegation that attended the commissioning ceremony of the Sikiru Adetona School of Governance at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, in celebration of the 90th birthday and 64th coronation anniversary of His Royal Majesty, Alayeluwa, Oba (Dr.) Sikiru Kayode Adetona, GCON, Ogbagba II, the Awujale, and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland.

“During the meeting, I thanked His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, for the presence of His Excellency, Senator Kashim Shettima, GCON, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, CFR, at the event, which added grandeur and importance to the occasion.

“Of particular significance was the announcement made by His Excellency regarding the conferment of the National Honour of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) on Kabiyesi, the Awujale of Ijebuland, and the directive for the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos, to take over the operations and management of the Sikiru Adetona School of Governance.

He declared, “As Governor of Ogun State, I reaffirmed our commitment to aligning with His Excellency’s Renewed Hope vision for a better Nigeria, as evidenced in his socio-economic transformative initiatives and policies aimed at putting our nation on a sound footing.”

Abiodun also told the President that the residents of the state are grateful for the high-powered delegation sent to represent him at the occasion.

The delegation was led by the Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima, as well as the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, among others, saying that all of this made the event very grandeur and a very rich experience.

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