President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Osemawe of Ondoland and the Paramount Ruler of Ondo Kingdom, Dr. Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo, on the 10th anniversary of his ascension to the throne of his fathers.
According to a statement by Presidential Spokesman Femi Adesina, President Buhari congratulates the Government of Ondo State and all the subjects of Ondo Kingdom on the historical event, which is already lined with programmes to showcase the rich history and cultural heritage of the people, and humanitarian services.
“The President believes the 44th Osemawe has in the last 10 years exemplified and projected the virtues of resilience, versatility and hospitality of the Ondo Kingdom, which has seen it survive more than 500 years of onslaught, including the challenging periods of Trans- Atlantic slave trade and colonialism.
“As the Ondo people celebrate, President Buhari extols the leadership qualities of the traditional ruler who regularly and consistently encourages his subjects to see the larger picture of a unified country, while urging them to strive to contribute to national development through good education and acquiring skills that directly impact on the livelihood of others.
“The President prays that the Almighty God will grant the paramount ruler longer life and good health to serve his people, while wishing the kingdom a peaceful and memorable celebration”.