Awujale of Ijebuland Celebrates 90th Birthday, 64th Coronation Anniversary in Lavish Ceremony

by Duke

The celebration of Oba Sikiru Adetona’s 90th birthday and 64th coronation anniversary in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, on May 11, 2024, was a grand affair attended by monarchs and dignitaries from far and wide. The Awujale of Ijebuland was honored with reverence and respect, as fellow kings gracefully paid homage to him during the event.

The day was filled with various highlights, including a thanksgiving service, an enlightening lecture on governance, a book presentation highlighting Oba Adetona’s legacy, and a captivating documentary showcasing his rule. These activities showcased the significance of his reign and the impact he has had on his community and beyond.

Amidst the outpouring of affection, the Awujale radiated with joy and gratitude, appreciating the overwhelming show of love from both esteemed guests and the local community. The symbolic moment of cutting the majestic six-tier birthday cake, led by Governor Dapo Abiodun and joined by Africa’s preeminent industrialist, Aliko Dangote, added to the jubilant atmosphere of the celebration.

Furthermore, President Bola Tinubu’s conferment of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, the second highest national honor, highlighted the significance of the Awujale’s 90th birthday. This recognition underscored his contributions and leadership over the years.

The event was also graced by the presence of notable personalities such as Oba Saheed Eleguishi and Oba Abdulwasiu Lawal, among others, who added to the grandeur of the occasion. Their attendance further emphasized the importance of the Awujale’s milestone celebration within the broader cultural and societal context.

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