Atiku Hails Edozien, Asagba Of Asaba, At 90

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BEVERLY HILLS, July 27, (THEWILL) – Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Obi (Prof) Chike Edozien, the Asagba of Asaba on his 90th birthday.

In a congratulatory message to the Asagba of Asaba released by his Media Office in Abuja over the weekend, the former Vice President lauded the monarch for his exemplary traditional leadership in his domain in the and re-awakening of the spirit of the Anioma towards community and national development.

“Your solid intellectual pedigree and global exposure which you have brought to bear on the management of the traditional institution you inherited 24 years ago, has reflected in the quality of service you have rendered to your people,” Atiku said.

The former Vice President noted that the Asagba’s refined and royal carriage has influenced his emphasis on peace and justice which has resonated far beyond his domain to Delta State.

On a personal note, the Turaki Adamawa recalled the wise counsel from the Asagba to him during the most challenging era of his Vice Presidency.

Atiku Abubakar observed that perhaps for being a man of peace and integrity, the Asagba is being rewarded with longevity.

Atiku urged the Anioma people, Igbos, the people of Delta State and Nigeria as a whole to celebrate and emulate the values of this great son of Africa, royal father and noble man of laurels.

The statement recalled that Obi Edozien stood out as an academic, and as the oldest traditional ruler and oldest living professor in Nigeria today.