Coronation: Sultan congratulates new Olubadan, Owolabi Olakunlehin

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The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman of the National Traditional Rulers Council of Nigeria (NTRCN), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, has congratulated the new Olubadan of Ibadan Land, Oba Owolabi Olakunlehin, on his coronation and presentation of the Staff of Office by the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 12, 2024.

Sultan Abubakar said this in a statement released by the media team on Wednesday, expressing his conviction that Oba is the one fitted to the throne at this time.

The monarch said his conviction was based on the fact that Ibadan, as a strategically self-regulated kingdom of historical warriors yet very hospitable people, requires, in its sequence, successive royal leadership to keep its tempo of growth and development.

Sultan Abubakar, who is also President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islam (NSCIA), applauded Governor Makinde for his continued respect for traditional institutions, thus ensuring that any action that his government would take on the same must be one that is devoid of doubt and capable of winning the hearts of the people as traditions demand.

He saluted the good people of Ibadan Land on the forthcoming coronation of their new Oba, reiterating his commitment to use his chairmanship of the NTRCN, co-chaired by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan, to continue to mobilise for peace, unity, harmony, and progress among all Nigerians across the various religious and ethnic backgrounds.

The Sultan, therefore, prayed to God to grant the new Olubadan a healthy and very impactful reign on the throne of the forefathers.

“On behalf of myself, the Usmaniyyah Throne of the Sokoto Caliphate, and all traditional rulers of Nigeria, I wish you a healthy and very impactful reign in life,” the Sultan prayed.