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Jonathan pays tributes to Ibadan ruler

16 April 2014, 17:08

Ibadan - President Goodluck Jonathan has described the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana, as a man of impeccable character whose reign  has  been peaceful.

The president stated this on Tuesday at the monarch's palace in Ibadan when he paid him a visit on the occasion of  his centenary birthday celebration.

"Oba Odulana is a man of impeccable character whose reign has witnessed peace and tranquility.

"To reach 100 years in life is a blessing," the president said.

Jonathan, who congratulated the monarch, wished  him many more years of peaceful reign.

The presidential jet 5N-FGT that conveyed the president landed at the airport in Ibadan at  3.12 p.m.  while the jet that conveyed Senate President David Mark and his deputy, Emeka Ihedioha,  landed at 2.55 p.m.

Also on the president's entourage were Adamu Mua'zu, the PDP National Chairman, and presidential spokesman, Dr Reuben Abati.

The president was received at the Ibadan Airport by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Jumoke Akinjide, the Minister of State for FCT as well as members of  the Oyo  State Executive Council.

Others were a former governor of the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin, and other leading  politicians.

The president was given a colourful reception at the airport.

 - NAN

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