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Lagos celebrates Oba Rilwan Akiolu’s 80th birthday: Leaders extend warm wishes

Lagos State was filled with warmth and celebration as leaders extended their heartfelt wishes to Oba Rilwan Akiolu on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

President Bola Tinubu expressed his admiration and respect for Oba Akiolu, describing the revered monarch as a “fountain of wisdom and knowledge” and “a dear friend” whom he holds in high esteem. President Tinubu acknowledged Oba Akiolu’s invaluable counsel and the role he played in supporting his tenure as Lagos State Governor, bringing peace, progress, and development to the state. President Tinubu thanked the Oba for his continuous prayers and support, extending his wishes for a long and prosperous reign.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, congratulated Oba Akiolu for his visionary leadership and dedication to public and community service. Governor Sanwo-Olu praised Oba Akiolu for his significant contributions to the state and Nigeria, both during his tenure as an Assistant Inspector-General of Police and as the Oba of Lagos. He acknowledged the monarch’s commitment to justice, equity, fairness, and the preservation of cultural heritage.

As Oba Akiolu enters the Octogenarian Club, leaders celebrated his remarkable journey, and Governor Sanwo-Olu prayed for his continued good health and wisdom in his service to humanity, Lagos, and Nigeria.


The 80th birthday of Oba Rilwan Akiolu was met with warm wishes from notable leaders, reflecting the respect and admiration they hold for the influential monarch.

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