President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday felicitated with the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana, on his 99th birthday.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President prayed that God, who had blessed the traditional ruler with “extraordinary” longevity would grant him many more years of good health and commendable service to the nation.
The statement read, “President Goodluck Jonathan greets and felicitates with the Olubadan, Oba Samuel Odulana as the revered traditional ruler of Ibadan land celebrates his attainment of the remarkable age of 99 years today.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Bishop of Oke Ogun Anglican Diocese, Solomon Amusan, has urged Ibadan people to remain committed to the call for creation of Ibadan State.
He also implored them to build a new palace in honour of the Olubadan.
Amusan spoke on Sunday at the thanksgiving service in commemoration of the Oba’s birthday.