President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with the Olubadan, Oba Samuel Odulana as the revered traditional ruler of Ibadanland celebrates his attainment of the remarkable age of 99 years today.
A statement by Presidential Spokesman ,Reuben Abati said “On behalf of himself, his family, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria, President Jonathan wishes the Olubadan very happy birthday celebrations.
“The President notes that Oba Odulana has deployed his immense experience, knowledge and wisdom for the great benefit of his people since his assumption of the ancient throne of Ibadanland.
“President Jonathan prays that God Almighty who has already blessed the Olubadan with such extraordinary longevity will grant him many more years of good health and commendable service to his community and the nation.
He also joined the people of Ibadan and the Olubadan’s friends and well-wishers across the country in looking forward with great anticipation to Oba Odulana’s historic attainment of the age of 100 years next year,the statement said.
“The President assures Oba Odulana and the people of Ibadan of the Federal Government’s full support for the celebrations being planned to commemorate the landmark occasion which fortuitously coincides with Nigeria’s centenary year celebrations”,Abati said.
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