By Bukola Hameed
The chief imam of Ajagba Central Mosque, Oyo, imam Daud Oladele Igi-Ogun has celebrated His Royal Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III as he clocks 82 today.
As contained in his felicitations messages, imam Igi-Ogun said beating the life expectancy of 55 years in Nigeria is an exceptional blessing from Allah, adding that celebrating 82 years with good and sound health on earth calls for special appreciation to the Almighty Allah.
” His Royal Highness, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III has come to this world to lay lifetime examples for human being in general. The book of Guinness can never forget his name in history. In recent time, the life expectancy of Nigerians is less than 55 years (54.81 years), Oba Adeyemi III is now blessed to be celebrating 82 years of age.
This is nothing but a special mercy from the almighty Allah. Without doubt, it is essential for His Imperial Majesty and all his lovers, which I am one of them, to offer words of appreciation to Allah”.
While extolling Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi’s sterling qualities, imam Igi-Ogun said, “despite the age of Alaafin, he still has a sound brain of governance, heart of kindness, physique of a lion and his authority has not depreciated.
” Alaafin, the king that does receives the prostration of other kings of his mate. The king whose presence sends sense of correction to all wrong doers. The king that governors and presidents do doff heart for.
The king that has different children in the government arms of the nation. Your birthday is special to me, to Oyo indigenes, to Nigerians and to the world at large. Despite the fact that it is incumbent on me to pray for you, it is more incumbent on me to share some words of advice even though I am nothing to you in terms of authority, age, experience, God consciousness and wealth”.
” Kabiyesi, you have been blessed with the blessings of this world. I try to date back my thinking to the best time I can remember, I haven’t seen what you have been denied of in all what human being uses to rule the world. This makes it more necessary for you to focus more on what you will need in living a conglomerate life of Hereafter. The eternity of world to come is real. And I pray that this world and Hereafter will be a better one for you to live. Ameen.
” The family of Igiogun can never forget the goodness you did for us. We praise your presence and pray Allah to keep raising you higher in all forms of goodness”, Imam Igi-Ogun added.
Long live the king. Long may you reign the king. Everlasting success, the king. Happy 82nd birthday, Kabiyesi Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo.
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