Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Dr. Mudashiru Obasa, has described Oba Rilwanu Akiolu as a blessing to Lagos.
Obasa gave the description in a congratulatory message to mark the traditional ruler’s 80th birthday, yesterday.
Praising Akiolu for his contributions to the advancement of Lagos and its cultural institution, Obasa said the monarch had made indelible footprints in the history of the state, having constantly stood for its peace and growth.
The Speaker, who extolled the contributions of the king as the permanent chairman of the state Council of Obas and Chiefs, further appreciated him for his guidance, advice and love.
“It gives me immense joy to honour a monarch, whose reign as the Oba of Lagos has been characterised by unwavering dedication and compassion for his people.
“Your guidance and leadership have propelled the political class and our dear state to greater heights, fostering progress, unity and prosperity.
“Your wisdom and wise counselling have touched countless lives, inspiring generations to strive for excellence and embrace the values of tradition and progress.”
The Speaker prayed for more strength and wisdom for the monarch to continue to use his wealth of experience and passion for peace and to support the goal of sustaining the enviable position of Lagos in Nigeria.