By Wuraola Bamgbose

President Bola Tinubu has described the new Asiwaju of Ijebuland as a living legend and a great son, who through industry, has contributed to the socio-economic development of his state and fatherland.

Tinubu stated this on Saturday at the installation of Chief Adegunwa and his wife, Hajia Fatima Adegunwa as the Yeye Asiwaju and Arobake of Ijebuland by the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, held at the Palace Ground, Ijebu-Ode.

Represented by the Vice President, Sen. Shettima, President Tinubu lauded the tenacity and hard work of Chief Adegunwa, who rose from being a photographer to food industry which had helped in opening up the country’s economy and provide employment opportunities for thousands of Nigerians.

President Tinubu appreciated the Awujale and the people of Ijebuland for conferring the prestigious title on the renowned industrialist, saying this would serve as an example to the young ones.

In his remarks, the governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun said that the installation of Chief Adegunwa as the new Asiwaju of Ijebuland underscored his esteem status and unwavering commitment to the advancement of his people and nation, appreciating the Awujale for considering the new Asiwaju for the honour.

The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona who spoke through the Ogbeni Oja of Ijebuland, Chief Sunny Kuku, described Chief Adegunwa as a great philanthropist and son who has contributed to the economic development of Ijebuland, Ogun State and the nation.

He said the chieftaincy conferment was a testimony of the love and appreciation to a man who brought honour and development to Ijebuland through hard work and perseverance.

The event was attended by prominent personalities, including former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, former governors Olusegun Osoba, Gbenga Daniel, Ibikunle Amosun, members of the National and State Assemblies, captains of industries, top traditional rulers, politicians, social groups, among others.

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