President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with the Osemawe of Ondo land and the Paramount Ruler of Ondo Kingdom, Dr. Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo, on the 10thanniversary of his ascension to the throne of his fathers.
President Buhari congratulates the Government of Ondo State and all the subjects of Ondo Kingdom on the historical event, which is already lined with programmes to showcase the rich history and cultural heritage of the people, and humanitarian services.
The President believes the 44th Osemawe has in the last 1o years exemplified and projected the virtues of resilience, versatility and hospitality of the Ondo Kingdom, which has seen it survive more than 500 years of onslaught, including the challenging periods of Trans- Atlantic slave trade and colonialism.
As the Ondo people celebrate, President Buhari extols the leadership qualities of the traditional ruler who regularly and consistently encourages his subjects to see the larger picture of a unified country, while urging them to strive to contribute to national development through good education and acquiring skills that directly impact on the livelihood of others.
The President prays that the Almighty God will grant the paramount ruler longer life and good health to serve his people, while wishing the kingdom a peaceful and memorable celebration.
Special Adviser to the President
November 30, 2016