Osun state’s Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday in Osogbo congratulated the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, on the occasion of his 47th birthday anniversary.
He described the Ooni as a distinguished royal father and worthy ambassador of the state.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, the governor lauded the traditional ruler for prioritising the welfare of his subjects.
He also commended the traditional ruler’s commitment to the peace, stability and development of Osun State and Nigeria as a whole since he ascended the throne.
The governor also praised Oba Ogunwusi’s devotion to youth empowerment and development, noting that his various interventions in youth advocacy, entrepreneurship, agriculture and education had impacted young people in and outside Osun State.
Gov. Oyetola expressed appreciation of the first class traditional ruler’s support for his administration and for being a key partner of the state government on issues of governance, security and development.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Osun, I felicitate you on the celebration of your birthday.
“I pray Almighty God to continue to endow you with wisdom, good health and strength to continue to serve your people, our state and country,’’ Omipidan quoted Oyetola to have said.
Oba Ogunwusi was born on Oct. 17, 1974. He ascended the throne in 2015 as the 51st Ooni of Ife.