President Bola Tinubu asserted over the weekend that his administration will collaborate with traditional rulers nationwide to foster development and address security challenges.
Speaking at the 70th birthday celebration of Oba Victor Kiladejo, the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, held at the Diocese of Ondo (Anglican Communion) Cathedral Church of St.
Stephen in Ondo city, Tinubu, represented by the Minister of Interior, Mr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, emphasized the importance of this collaboration for national peace and tranquility. He urged monarchs to partner with his administration, assuring that the benefits of democracy would be widespread.
Reflecting on Oba Kiladejo’s 17-year reign, Tinubu praised the monarch for a peaceful and impactful leadership, acknowledging the evident positive influence on the Ondo Ekimogun people.
In response, Oba Kiladejo expressed gratitude to Tinubu for honoring his 70th birthday and 17th anniversary on the throne, commending the president’s choice of Tunji-Ojo as a minister for his outstanding performance.