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Oba Akiolu works for peace, unity of Lagos: Sanwo-Olu

The monarch is infamous for his anti-Igbo call.

• May 25, 2023

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has congratulated the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on the 20th anniversary of his coronation.

Mr Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued on Wednesday by his chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile, said the 20-year reign of Mr Akiolu in Lagos brought peace, unity and development.

He described the monarch as visionary, vibrant and always at the forefront of the fight for justice, equity and fairness for the people of Lagos, the Yorubaland and Nigeria as a whole.

According to him, the royal father has used his exalted royal stool to advance the quality of lives of his subjects by promoting equity and ushering in progress for Lagos.

“As a retired senior police officer, Oba Akiolu has worked tirelessly for peace and peaceful co-existence among the people and ethnic nationalities in Lagos. His impact is felt in every facet of life in the state,” said the Lagos governor.

The Yoruba monarch is infamous for his anti-Igbo call, threatening that South-East indigenes in Lagos would perish in the lagoon if they did not vote for the APC in the 2015 governorship election.

According to Mr Sanwo-Olu, the monarch always had quality advice whenever there were knotty issues bordering on Lagos’s present and future.

“On behalf of my family, government and the people of Lagos state, I congratulate our royal father, Alayeluwa Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, on the auspicious occasion of the 20th anniversary of his ascension to the throne of his forebears,” said Mr Sanwo-Olu. “I pray for good health for the oba as he continues his service to humanity.”


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