– President Muhammadu Buhari visits Ijebu land.
– The Awujale of Ijebu land, Alayeluwa Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, supports Buhari’s anti-graft war.
– Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, tasked Buhari not to relent.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft war has received the support of the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebu land, Alayeluwa Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona.
The traditional ruler, who played host to the President at a reception held for him on Monday, January 1, 2016, at his Ijebu Ode palace, tasked Buhari not to relent in his fight against corrupt.
Oba Adetona said: “we have been following your policies and activities. We want to tell you that we support you.
“It is said that if you don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill us. We don’t want corruption to kill us. Please continue your fight against corruption.”
The paramount ruler of Ijebu land expressed confidence that President Buhari will right the wrongs of the past.
“We believe, Mr. President, that you will lay a solid foundation for a better Nigeria. We believe you will create a country where everyone will live in harmony. Where there will be peace and unity among the people,” he said.
Speaking earlier, President Buhari, who arrived at about 6.00p.m apologised for his lateness, and explained that it was the full diplomatic protocols accompanying the visit of Italian Prime Minister, that made him to leave Abuja around 3.30 p.m.
Speaking also, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state, in a brief speech, thanked all the personalities for patiently waiting.
“There are lots of activities lined up at the State capital, but it was President Buhari who insisted that he must come to see Kabiyesi Awujale, that he cannot come to Ogun State without seeing Kabiyesi,” he said.
Other guests that graced the occasion are; eight former governors of Ogun state, 51 traditional rulers from Ijebu land, Otunbas, Chiefs and eminent personalities.
Dr. Mike Adenuga, Oba Otudeko, Otunba Subomi Balogun, Senator Lekan Mustapha, Chief Rasak Okoya, Sir Adebutu Kensington, Professor Oluyemisi Obilade and Professor Olufemi Bamiro, were also present at the ceremony.
Meanwhile, it was reported that dignitaries from every parts of the country besieged Ijebu Ode awaiting the arrival of President Muhammed Buhari, after his advance team led by the minister for information and culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed and Dr. Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals were already in the town.
President Buhari is in Ogun for the commemoration of the state’s 40th anniversary. The President is also billed to commission some projects executed by the state’s governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, as part of the anniversary.