The Ogun State Governor has described the Egba Apex Monarch, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, CFR, Okukenu IV, as a role model to the current generation and succeeding generations of Monarch and all well meaning people.
Gov Abiodun made the remark during the Church Thanksgiving Service to mark the Alake’s 15th Momentous Year on the throne, at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Ake, on Thursday.
The Ogun State Governor disclosed that Alake’s was one Monarch who had a lot of respect for and had to opt out of a virtual national meeting to attend the Thanksgiving with the Alake.
He expressed delight and satisfaction that the Egba Monarch had been a bridge builder in Ogun State adding that he had to intentionally opt out of the monthly virtual meeting of States’ Governors, presided over by the Vice President, to celebrate with the Alake.
Prince Dapo Abiodun further said that Oba Adedotun Gbadebo combined all the attributes that one expects of a modern day Monarch.
He commended the Alake for always standing strong even in challenging times, adding that he had learnt a lot from the Egba Apex Monarch, even as a Prince.
The Ogun State Governor also assured that he would continue to do all that is necessary to develop the Egba Nation and Ogun State at large.
He further prayed that God would continue to uphold and preserve his life for many more years.
The Church Thanksgiving Service was attended by the Ogun State Speaker of House of Assembly, Rt Hon Olakunle Oluomo, former Ogun State Governor and current Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the Chief of Staff, Salisu, Secretary to Ogun State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, and many others.
The Egba Monarchs present at the occasion included the Osile of Oke Ona, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, Agura of Gbagura, Oba Sabur Babajide Bakre, Olu Owode and others.
Egba High Chiefs present at the Church Service included Chief Bayo Soyoye, the Akogun-Elect of Egbaland; Professor Ajao Adelekan, the Baamowe Egba, the Aare Baaroyin, Chief Layi Labode, the Asiwaju of Egbaland, Chief Maxwell Ayinla, the Aare Akinrogun, Musbau Babarinsa.
The Iyalode Egba and Yorubaland, Chief (Mrs) Alaba Lawson, was present alongside the Otun Iyaloja Kemi Oloyede, GbegnaAje Teju Adenekan-Bakre, Iyalate Awopeju, Ajigbeda Sowemimo, Erelu Baamowe Amina Adelekan, Chief (Mrs) Veronica Atobatele, and Seriki-Iyaloja Modupeola Labode.