17th December, 2017
The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his 75th birthday anniversary, describing him as an incorruptible leader driven by uncommon discipline.
Ooni, in a statement by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare on Sunday eulogised Buhari as a living extraordinary Nigerian leader globally known for selfless service towards making Nigeria a better place to live in.
“The Arole Oduduwa, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II extends the warmest wishes of House of Oduduwa to His Excellency, President Mamadu Buhari as he today gloriously clocks 75th years of age. Mr President is in no doubt an internationally respected Nigerian leader with a heart of gold who has worked tirelessly to ensure a better society with his unwavering message of justice, compassion, peace and human dignity which has made him an inspiration to people around the world.”
“His very clean record speaks for him for he has from 1961 till date meritoriously served this country in various capacities as a young soldier who later became a General, as a Governor of Northeastern state, as a Minister of Petroleum, Head of State, as the Chairman of Petroleum Trust Fund, as an elderstatesman and currently as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Hate him or like him, he remains worthy of celebrations and emulations as an extraordinary leader driven by uncommon discipline whose relentless, dedication and incorruptible selflessness in the service of our country can never be ignored”. Ooni said.
He urged Buhari to remain distracted in his fight against corruption to make Nigeria a country of high global integrity.