By DAPO FALADE
Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has described the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, as a father and royal icon with exemplary conduct and leadership.
The governor stated this in his congratulatory message to the traditional ruler on his 82nd birthday, adding that Alaafin’s impact on the society has been immense.
Makinde, in the message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa,
prayed to God to continue to grant Kabiyesi good health to lead the people and to make more impact on Oyo Kingdom, Oyo State, Nigeria and humanity at large.
He said: “On behalf of the government and good people of Oyo State, I congratulate our father, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, on his 82nd birthday.
“Kabiyesi, we celebrate you as you mark another year of your eventful and impactful life. You are a father and royal icon of exemplary conduct in our society.
“I join your family, well wishers and numerous subjects to pray that God continues to enable you with wisdom and sound health and assure you more positive impacts on humanity, your domain, Oyo State and Nigeria as a whole. Happy Birthday, Kabiyesi Iku Baba Yeye.”