Awujale set for 64th coronation anniversary, 90th birthday

Awujale of Ijebuland Oba Sikiru Adetona

Plans are underway for the 64th coronation anniversary and 90th birthday of the Awujale of Ijebuland Oba Sikiru Adetona, Baagbimo of Ijebu Fassy Adetokunboh has said.

Adetokunboh, also the spokesperson of the central planning committee for the events, revealed this to the news media.

He said: “With 64 years of exemplary leadership, Oba Sikiru Adetona’s reign has been characterised by a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, propelling Ijebuland to new heights of prosperity and cultural renaissance.”

The celebration will begin on May 3, 2024z and is expected be a testament to Oba Adetona’s legacy and dedication to his people.

Adetokunboh said that one of the activities that will take place during the celebration will be the commissioning of the School of Governance, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, an initiative of the monarch to nurture leaders and foster sustainable development within the country.

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The School of Governance is to be inaugurated by President Bola Tinubu.

The school, Yusuf said, showcases the widespread recognition of Oba Adetona’s contributions to education and good governance.

The other events include thanksgiving services, book presentation, annual professorial lecture, documentary on the monarch, and a grand civic reception in honour of Oba Adetona’s “unparalleled commitment to his people and the preservation of Ijebu ethos”.

Yusuf added: “This milestone 64th coronation anniversary and 90th birthday celebration are not just about honouring Oba Sikiru Adetona’s personal achievements but also recognising the resilience, unity, and progress of Ijebuland under his esteemed leadership.

“The two events are momentous occasions for all of us to come together and celebrate a monarch whose reign has been marked by grace, relevance, wisdom, and unwavering dedication to the well-being of his subjects and the country.

“Dignitaries, royalties, government functionaries, the international communities, community leaders, and other well-wishers from far and wide are expected to converge in Ijebu-Ode to join in the festivities and pay homage to a monarch whose legacies transcend generations.”