Oba AbdulFatai Akorede Akamo, the OluItori, is an ubiquitous and quintessential Monarch.
His arrival into this world was extra-ordinary because it coincided with a most significant date in Nigeria’s History, the Independence Day, October 1, 1960.
Oba Akorede Akamo, has been living up to his name, Akorede and this has added up to his momentous reign at Itoriland, where his Dreams To Turn The Ancient Town Into A Big City, are playing out.
Just like the Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, Oba Akorede Akamo’s Diamond Birthday, spans many days of activities, with culmination on Thursday, 1st October 2020 at the Olutori Palace, Itori.
As expected, the Iconic Monarch is being celebrated by Who-Is-Who from many strata of the Nigerian Society, too many to mention.
The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, His Majesty, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, said, Oba Akorede Akamo, was a most experienced Monarch through cognate situations, which he said was an added advantage to guide and inspire him in his onerous task of leading his immediate community to the best next level.
A former Nigeria’s President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, described Oba Akamo as a Monarch whose reign has witnessed notable growth, progress, development, peace, and stability.
The Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi said that Oba Akorede’s education, exposure and business experiences had enabled his16 years reign at Itori to be most rewarding and beneficial to his people.
The Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Gbadewole, said he and Yewa people appreciated Oba Akamo’s warm friendship and congratulated him for being a rare gift to his people.
The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, described the Itori Monarch as an iconic and special Monarch, who is strongly concerned about the development of the Yoruba Race and Culture, adding that the Itori Monarch is known for several unique qualities including uprightness and fairness.
The Osile of Oke Ona, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, said that the Olu of Itori is a God-fearing Egba Monarch that the People would never forget, due to his various developmental advancements in the area.
The Agura of Gbagura, Oba Babajide Bakre, described the Olu of Itori as a blessing to the entire Egba Nation most especially the people of Itori.
The Olowu of Owu, Oba Olusanya, Gboyega Dosunmu, also congratulated the Olu of Itori on attaining a remarkable milestone.
The Olubara of Ibara, Oba (Dr) Jacob Olufemi Omolade, described Oba Akamo as a strong and overcoming Monarch, who has forded the ups and downs of life and passed through the rough roads of life victoriously.
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, the President/Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, noted Oba Akorede Akamo’s invaluable cooperation, collaboration and coordination for the expansion of Dangote businesses in all the areas under the Monarch’s domain, resulting in mutual benefits for his people in Itori and environment. Alhaji Dangote also congratulated the Monarch for his great achievements as he clocks sixty.
More than 50 Monarchs, Government Officials and Officers, Blue Chip Companies and Dignitaries across the country felicitated and sent Goodwill Messages to the Itori Monarch on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee Anniversary.