Tinubu eulogises Oba Akiolu on 17th Coronation Anniversary, mourns Yobe Chief Judge Nabaruma

Posted by News Express | 24 May 2020 | 492 times

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All Progressives National Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has eulogised Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Aremu Akiolu on his 17th coronation anniversary.

While congratulating the foremost traditional ruler on the anniversary, Asiwaju Tinubu said Oba Akiolu had offered focused, committed and purposeful leadership in Lagos.

He said his reign has not only helped to foster peace, stability and tremendous development in the state, it has also brought unity and cohesion within the traditional institution in Lagos.

In a congratulatory statement issued by his Media Office on Saturday in Lagos and signed by Tunde Rahman, the APC leader said: “I congratulate His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwanu Aremu Okikiola Akiolu ‘Olowo Eko,’ on his 17th coronation anniversary. 

“Oba Akiolu has offered focused, committed, purposeful and dynamic leadership in Lagos.

His reign this past 17 years has helped in engendering peace, stability and development in the state as it has also brought unity and cohesion within the traditional institution in Lagos and beyond.

“A foremost traditional ruler fondly called ‘Olowo Eko,’ Oba Akiolu has led the way for other royal fathers in Lagos to follow. He has given unwavering support to government’s policies and activities in Lagos.

“His wise counsel is invaluable. It helped in navigating difficult junctures during my time as governor. In the same fashion, he has also made his tremendous experience and wisdom available for successive governors after me including the present Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

“I pray that his reign continue to bring forth peace, stability and prosperity to Lagos State. May God grant Oba Akiolu the grace of long life, good health and increased wisdom. Kabiyesi, ki ade o pe lori, ki bata o pe lese, ki esin oba o jeko pe ooo. Amin.”

Also on Saturday, Asiwaju Tinubu commiserated with Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni and the people of Yobe over the death of the Chief of Judge of the state, Justice Musa Nabaruma.

He expressed his condolences to the family of the late chief judge whom he described as a courageous and diligent judicial officer.

In his condolence letter to Governor Buni, which he personally signed, Asiwaju Tinubu said: “I received with great shock and grief, the news of the death of an illustrious public servant and a jurist of high intellectual repute, Hon. Justice Musa Nabaruma, Chief Judge of Yobe State.

“The late Chief Judge was not just the longest serving in that capacity in the history of Yobe State, he was highly respected by all for his sense of justice, fairness, and equity. As a judicial officer, he discharged himself creditably.

“On behalf of myself and my wife, Oluremi, I wish to express our sincere sympathy and deepest condolences to Your Excellency, the Nigerian Judiciary, his immediate and extended family as well as the entire people of Yobe State on this irreparable loss.

“Our hearts are with you all at this moment. We pray that Almighty Allah grant his soul eternal rest, comfort his family and give us all the fortitude to bear this loss.”

Source: News Express

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