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Chief Mrs Mary Bassey

TRIBUTE TO HIS ROYAL MAJESTY OBA (DR) IDOWU ABIODUN ONIRU, J.P, AKIOGUN II, THE ONIRU OF IRULAND.

 

On the occasion of your Majesty’s attainment of 20 years on the throne of your great and illustrious ancestors, I will firstly like to give thanks to the Almighty God for the life he has bestowed on your Royal Majesty till today.

 

I recall with nostalgia the joy and enthusiasm with which I joined Prince Alaba Abiodun Oniru, Chief S. A. Akinlonu and so many other people in putting together the pavilion, brochures, and the entire events of that great occasion when your Majesty was given the staff of office by the State Governor. I went in search of the photographs and saw a young and vibrant Oba. How time flies!

 

I continue to marvel at the Giant strides that have taken place under your Royal Majesty’s exemplary leadership in the growth of Iruland today. The entire Oniru Estate is second to none and has continued to grow. Your Majesty has carried on with calm disposition, determination and fearless independence of spirit. There is no doubt that the entirety of your Majesty’s upbringing and professional training has made your Majesty the great King that your Majesty is today and the well known custodian of the history, culture and tradition of the indigenous Lagos society and indeed Yorubaland in general.

 

Your Majesty has continued to be a great and inspiring administrator, manager of men, Finance and materials. A lover of people irrespective of status, nationality, tribe and religion. A magnanimous philanthropist, a wise king who sees beyond the ordinary, forgiving and kind hearted!

 

I am a recipient of your Royal Majesty’s benevolence in giving me the rare opportunity to serve the interest of your Majesty and the Oniru Royal family.

 

My entire family cannot stop thanking your Royal Majesty and Iru Royal family. It is our prayer that the Almighty God continues to bless, guide and protect your Majesty with great wisdom, good health and the wealth to increase your Majesty’s pomp and pageantry with long life until the next 20 years of celebration and yet more and more and more years!

 

Kabiyesi O. Oye a mori

Irukere a di abere

 

CHIEF MARY M. BASSEY

Yeyemofin of Iruland

 

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