Ifa Priests
Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday felicitated with the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu on his 75th birthday.

Buhari said on Tuesday that the government was proud of his contributions to Nigeria’s development.

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Media aide to the President Garba Shehu, in a statement, said Buhari via a telephone conversation, commended the royal father’s courage and unwavering commitment to the unity and peace of the country.

According to the President, Akiolu always speaks the truth to people in power.

The President told the Oba of Lagos that his wisdom in tackling issues and encouraging civic responsibility in his domain had brought pride to the country.

Buhari prayed that God would grant Akiolu longer life and more wisdom to keep serving his people and the nation.

Akiolu had spent 32 years as a Police officer, rising to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of police before ascending his fathers’ throne in May, 2003.