Niyi Akande, Osogbo.
Osun state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has congratulated Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II on his 44th birthday, saying the reign of the royal father has brought peace and unprecedented development to Yorubaland.
Governor Aregbesola in a congratulatory letter to Ooni, which he personally signed, copies of which were sighted by newsmen in Osogbo on Tuesday, noted that despite the enormous challenges associated with leadership, Ooni has acquainted himself well.
He said while attaining the age of 44 for Ooni is remarkable, making positive impact on the society by the foremost royal father remains cardinal.
The letter reads in parts: “I join the Oduduwa Household, your entire subjects and other well wishers across the country and in the diaspora to felicitate with you on this attainment.
“It is incontrovertible that the challenges of leadership are quite enormous but we thank Almighty God for seeing you through.
“Since you assumed the throne of your forefathers, Ife people and indeed Yorubaland has witnessed unprecedented peace and development.”
The governor then prayed long life in good health and wise for the royal father.