President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Sir Kensington Adebutu on conferment of the title ‘‘Odole –Oodua’’, by His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Arole Oodua – Ojaja II.
The conferment of the title is taking place in Ile-Ife, Osun state on Saturday.
The special adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina in a statement on Thursday said, the presidency felicitates with family members, friends and business associates of Sir Adebutu for the title, which was held in the past by Chief Obafemi Awolowo, urging him to keep up the good work that heralded such a worthy recognition.
According to the statement, Buhari also greets wives of the businessman, Dame Caroline Oladunni Adebutu and Yeye Kofoworola Adebutu, who are also conferred with titles, “Yeyemode-Oodua’’ and “Yeyerewa-Oodua,’’ respectively.
“As the family and community celebrate, the President commends Sir Adebutu for setting up a foundation that caters for the weak and vulnerable, and for his adventurous spirit of delving into unattractive ventures and turning them into areas of employment and profitable careers,” the statement noted.
“Buhari wishes Sir Adebutu and his family more wisdom and good health to continue the good work,” the statement signed by Adesina added.