Gani Adams hails Oba of Lagos at 20th coronation anniversary
The Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has rejoiced with Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu at his 20th coronation anniversary, describing him as exemplary leader who has chosen the path of peace instead of crisis.
Iba Gani Adams sent his congratulatoty message in a statement through his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Aderemi, on the occasion of Oba Akiolu’s 20th year coronation, saying he is a foremost traditional ruler has provided the needed leadership by ensuring that Lagos remains peacefu
Aareonaonakankafo stressed that history had favoured Lagos State with various monarchs, just as he insisted that Oba Akiolu remained one of the major drivers of today’s progress in Lagos.
“In his 20-year reign as Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu has succeeded in expanding the frontiers of Lagos beyond Island, making tremendous impact in the new idea of projecting Lagos as a foremost city in Nigeria.
“Oba Rilwan Akiolu has continued to represent the enduring legacies of his predecessors and the traditional institution in Lagos State remains a source of inspiration to all.
“Oba Akiolu’s exemplary lifestyle as the most respected oba in Lagos is inspirational. It is actually a result of great leadership in the traditional institution,” he said.
“When a traditional ruler chooses peace instead of war, appreciates progress and development instead of crisis and also build strong bond and relationships across board and even beyond borders, then you can understand the reason for the success of his reign.
“And that is what brings about the development and progress we talk about today in Lagos,” he added.