Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has described Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, as a pride to the royal institution as he clocks 45.
The governor said this in a congratulatory message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ismail Omipidan, on the Ooni’s birthday on Thursday in Osogbo.
Oyetola described Ooni as a versatile source of intervention in the nation’s contemporary challenges.
He said the consistency of the monarch in analysing issues of contemporary importance in the nation since ascending the throne “is commendable’’.
“On this auspicious occasion of your birthday anniversary, I join your family, friends and well-wishers to thank almighty God for your life which has been marked by outstanding accomplishments and enduring contributions to national discourse.
“Your royal interventions are notable in entrepreneurship, youth engagement, scholarships and agriculture where you have regularly deployed your means and influence to impact the people on an annual basis.
“You are a pride to the Royal Institution and the State of Osun. We cannot thank you enough.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of the State of Osun, I congratulate you and pray that the almighty God will give you wisdom, peace and happiness.
“Enjoy this day to the fullest. Happy birthday to you,” the governor said.