Deputy Senate President, South-South Governor Celebrate Nigeria’s Oldest Monarch at 105
- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege have joined the people of Delta in congratulating Nigeria’s oldest monarch
- Both Okowa and Omo-Agege sent congratulatory messages to the Owhorode of Olomu Kingdom on the occasion of his 105th birthday
- His Majesty Ovie Richard Layeguen Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro 1, born on January 20, 1917, is the 12th Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom
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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the deputy Senate president and Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, have felicitated with the Owhorode of Olomu Kingdom, His Majesty Ovie Richard Layeguen Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro 1 on the occasion of his 105th birthday.
The congratulatory messages sent to Nigeria’s oldest monarch were contained in separate statements released and shared on social media on Thursday, January 20.
Omo-Agege in a statement issued by his special adviser, media and publicity, Yomi Odunuga, described Ogoni-Oghoro as a quintessential traditional ruler.
The deputy president of the Senate also hailed the monarch for his consistency in counselling leaders for peace, recommending the rule of law and encouraging his kinsmen to always work for the larger goal of building one great nation.
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He prayed that the legacy of peace, harmony, prosperity and steadfast progress that the Olomu Kingdom has witnessed since the monarch’s reign would continue perpetually.
Okowa on his part pointed out that the monarch’s reign had been very beneficial to his kingdom in particular and the Urhobo people, The Punch reports.
The governor in a statement issued by Olisa Ifeajika, his chief press secretary said that since ascending the throne, Ogoni-Oghoro has provided purposeful leadership for his people and the Urhobo nation.
Lovely photos as Alaafin of Oyo marks 51st coronation anniversary
According to an earlier report by Legit.ng, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, marked his 51st coronation anniversary on January 15, 2022.
The special occasion was celebrated with pomp and fanfare in Oyo state. Several moments from the grand occasion caused a buzz online including the arrival of the 83-year-old king and his wives at the event.
The Alaafin of Oyo was celebrated by both his young and old queens and they all caused a spectacle with their matching attires.