By Sodiq Lawal
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has congratulated President Mamadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on his 75th birthday anniversary, describing him as an incorruptible leader driven by uncommon discipline.
Ooni Ogunwusi who is a Co-chairman of the National Traditional Rulers Council Of Nigeria in a statement released by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare on Sunday morning eulogised President Buhari as a living extraordinary Nigerian leader globally known for relentlessly dedicated selfless service towards making Nigeria a better place to live in.
“The Arole Oduduwa, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II extends the warmest wishes of House of Oduduwa to His Excellency, President Mamadu Buhari as he today gloriously clocks 75th years of age. Mr President is in no doubt an inter nationally respected Nigerian leader with a heart of gold who has worked tirelessly to ensure a better society with his unwavering message of justice, compassion, peace and human dignity which has made him an inspiration to people around the world.”
“His very clean record speaks for him for he has from 1961 till date meritoriously served this country in various capacities as a young soldier who later became a General, as a Governor of Northeastern state, as a Minister of Petroleum, Head of State, as the Chairman of Petroleum Trust Fund, as an elder statesman and currently as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
“Hate him or like him, he remains worthy of celebrations and emulations as an extraordinary leader driven by uncommon discipline whose relentless, dedication and incorruptible selflessness in the service of our country can never be ignored”. Ooni said.
The Spiritual leader of Yoruba race worldwide also in the congratulatory statement which reads in parts prayed for the President and urged him to remain undistracted in his fight against corruption to make Nigeria a country of high global integrity.
“Kabiyesi Ooni’risa assures President Buhari of the unflinching support of the good people and the traditional rulers of Yorubaland. He also wishes him sound health, long life and plethora of fulfillments as he remains undistracted in his war against corruption with a view to ensuring a Nigeria of international integrity”. Ooni prayed.