President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, as he turns 90 years old on May 27, 2016. He joined the Oyo State Government, Oyo State Council of Obas and chiefs, Ogbomoso kingdom and the family of the Soun of Ogbomoso in celebrating the long life and remarkable achievements of the revered royal father, who has spent 42 years on the throne of his fathers.
Looking into the pedigree of the nonagenarian from birth in 1926, his success in business and ascension to the throne, the President believed that the steps of the Kabiyesi were ordered from above to bring succour to his people and serve humanity in general through his passion for peaceful co-existence, education and entrepreneurship.
Buhari, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, affirmed that the two national honours to the Soun of Ogbomoso land, Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFR), were most deserved, going by his humility, courage and contributions to national development. The President prayed that the Almighty God will grant the royal father more strength and long life.