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Buhari greets Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Babatunde Akiolu on his 75th birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday felicitated with the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Babatunde Akiolu, on his 75th birthday, saying the government remains proud of his contributions to Nigeria’s development.

In a telephone conversation, President Buhari commended the royal father’s courage and unwavering commitment to the unity and peace of the country, noting that he always speaks the truth to people in power.

The President told the Oba of Lagos, who served 32 years as a Police officer, rising to the rank of Assistant Inspector General (AIG) before ascending his fathers’ throne that his wisdom in tackling issues and encouraging civic responsibility in his domain has brought pride to the country.

President Buhari prayed that God will grant Oba Akiolu longer life and more wisdom to keep serving his people and the nation.


Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

October 30, 2018



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