President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday felicitated with the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo III, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
The President’s message of felicitation to the royal father was contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Wednesday in Abuja.
In a letter personally addressed to the Alake of Egbaland, the President wrote: “Please accept my warm felicitations on the auspicious occasion of your 80th birthday, taking place on September 14th, 2023.
“I share in the joy of so many Nigerians in celebrating another milestone with you and your family, the Council of Chiefs, sons and daughters of Egba-land, as well as friends and associates from the public and private sectors.
“Your Royal Majesty’s track record of service to our nation has been inspiring, exemplary, and commendable, most notably beginning with your distinguished and meritorious career in
“Since ascending the throne of Your Majesty’s forefathers in 2005, your wisdom and charismatic leadership have brought peace and progress to your domain, and the impact has been felt at both state and national levels.
“At 80, Your Royal Majesty, we will continue to cherish and rely on your experience, foresight, and guidance to take Nigeria to greater heights, all while acknowledging your sacrifices and selfless service.
“I pray the Almighty God will grant Your Royal Majesty many more years of joy, health, and strength to continue serving the country we love.”
Also, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has described the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo as an exemplary monarch, whose reign has led to the socio-economic development of his domain in particular and the state in general.
Abiodun, in a broadcast to mark the 80th birthday of the royal father, said Oba Gbadebo has contributed immensely to the successes recorded by his administration since its inception in 2019.
Meanwhile, the royal father, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo on Wednesday reiterated his medical and mental stability at a medical outreach organised to commemorate his birthday.
The monarch who took time out to get checked during the medical outreach organised as part of activities marking his 80th birthday urged the people to always get routine checkups to avoid any unforeseen ailments.
“For an 80-year-old, I am medically fit, physically alert, and mentally first class.
“Many of our people, if they don’t undergo regular medical checkups, wouldn’t know they are just moving corpses.
“But they check themselves regularly, they will be able to be told what to treat at a particular point in time.
“So, I will advise our people to always go out, check themselves and treat accordingly to forestall any untimely death”, he added
Chief Yinka Kufile, the Aro of Egba land had earlier in the day led other Egba Chiefs to Stella Obasanjo Orphanage Home, GRA Ibara, Abeokuta and Neuropsychiatric Hospital Lantoro, Abeokuta to present foodstuff, beverages, toiletries among others to the people.
He said the philanthropic gesture was part of the programme lined up to celebrate Alake, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo at 80.