President Muhammadu Buhari has taken out time out to call Oba Rilwanu Akiolu of Lagos to celebrates with him on 77th birthday.
Oba Akiolu of Lagos, who assumed office on the 9th of August 2003, is serving as the 21st Oba of Lagos. He celebrated his birthday with his staff of office back in his custody, after it was reported to have been carted away.
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, made this known in a statement entitled ‘President Buhari Calls Oba of Laos on His Birthday’ that was released yesterday.
He noted that his principal also used the medium to commiserate with him on the past week’s violence that led to the attack on his life and property (Oba’s palace).
The statement reads in part, ‘President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on phone today, Thursday with His Royal Majesty, Alayeluwa Oba (Dr) Rilwanu Babatunde, the Oba Lagos.’
Shehu further said that, ‘The President recalled his long association and friendship with the Oba and appreciated the personal role that the latter has played in nurturing the peace and development of Lagos state and nation as a whole.’
Meanwhile, rituals performed have been completed for the Oba’s return to his official residence at Iga Idugaran, Lagos Island.