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Prince Moses Oniru

Growing up as a young Oniru was quite exciting and  was really fun. Back then when the Oniru Palace was  at Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, everybody  lived together in more or less a communal setting. It  was indeed one very big family. I and all my cousins did  things together. We ate together, worked together, joked  together, studied together and played pranks together. 

Almost everything we did in tandem. Kabiyesi and Uncle  (as we fondly call my uncle, the Otun Oba) were both,  fathers to us all. You could hardly know whose child was  whose among us.
Today, I remember those years with nostalgic feeling.  Thank you Kabiyesi for all your fatherly affection. Baba mi  owon, Agbalagba Oye, Eleyin Oju Anu…Kaaaaaaaabiyesi.  

I, Moses Mutiu Oniru on behalf of my wife and children  today rejoice and celebrate with you our Patriarch and  Kabiyesi and indeed the entire Oniru family on the 20th  Coronation Anniversary of your ascension to the throne  of your fore-fathers. Kabiyesi, we thank you for making  us very proud. May your reign continue to foster peace,  unity and progress in Iru land Eku Odun Baba Igba Odun, Odun kan ni Long live Kabiyesi  Long live Iru land