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Jonathan greets Olubadan at 99

By The Citizen

President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana on his  99th birthday.

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Reuben Abati, the president noted that 'Oba Odulana has deployed his immense experience, knowledge and wisdom for the great benefit of his people since his assumption of the ancient throne of Ibadanland.'

He prayed that God  who has already blessed the Olubadan with such extraordinary longevity will grant him many more years of good health and commendable service to his community and the nation.

'President Jonathan joins the people of Ibadan and the Olubadan's friends and well-wishers across the country in looking forward with great anticipation to Oba Odulana's historic attainment of the age of 100 years next year.'

'The President assures Oba Odulana and the people of Ibadan of the Federal Government's full support for the celebrations being planned to commemorate the landmark occasion which fortuitously coincides with Nigeria's centenary year celebrations, '  Abati stated