By Obinna Amaobi
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated the Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Oba Rilwan Akiolu, on his 78th year birthday.
He said Oba Akiolu, a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, who clocks 78 on Thursday, October 29, has brought quality leadership to his subjects since his ascension to the throne of his forefathers in 2003.
Governor Sanwo-Olu in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile on Thursday, described Oba Akiolu popularly referred to as ‘Olowo Eko’, as a traditional ruler, who has used his wealth of experience and knowledge to contribute to the progress and development of Lagos State.
“On behalf of my family and the good people of Lagos State, I heartily congratulate the Olowo Eko, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, on the occasion of his 78 years birthday.
“Oba Akiolu is an epitome of dedication and selflessness in public and community service. He used his elevated positions in the Police to uplift the standards of life of the people he served.
“As an Assistant Inspector General of Police, Oba Akiolu discharged his duties with the utmost professionalism, competence and dedication. He left the Nigerian Police in 2002 with impeccable records, exhibiting the true spirit of royalty in him.
“Since his ascending the throne of his forefathers as Oba of Lagos in 2003, Kabiyesi has displayed exemplary leadership in Lagos. I salute his passion and commitment to the growth and development of Lagos State. Indeed, the people of Lagos State are lucky to have a disciplinarian like him as their paramount ruler.
“I wish His Royal Majesty a happy birthday and pray that the Almighty God continues to bestow on him wisdom for a continuous reign of peace, prosperity and love in Lagos. May Kabiyesi witness many more fruitful years and decades on the throne of his forefathers for the continuous service to humanity,” the governor prayed.