Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has congratulated the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, as he celebrates his 12 coronation anniversary.
Amosun, in a statement, signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Adedayo Adeneye, commended the monarch for his relentless fatherly role towards the attainment of unity among his subjects and peace in Egbaland.
“You have played your role as a royal father excellently, with the preservation of peace in Egbaland as well as promoting absolute unity among all traditional rulers in the state.
“Your untiring efforts to ensure that your subjects enjoy the dividends of democracy has won their heart towards supporting my administration’s rebuilding mission.
This has, in no small measure, contributed significantly to the success of our agenda for the emergence of a new Ogun State”, Amosun added.
Wishing the monarch a happy celebration, the governor prayed for more fruitful years on the throne.
Gbadebo was born on 14 September 1943, into the Laarun Ruling House. He is a grandson of the sixth Alake of Egbaland, Oba Gbadebo, who ruled from 1898 to 1920, and is a nephew of Oba Gbadebo II.
Gadadebo attended the Baptist Boys’ High School in Abeokuta and Ibadan Grammar School, then went to the University of Ibadan in 1965, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969.
He joined the army in 1969, and attended the Command and Staff College, Jaji from September 1978 to August 1979. He eventually became a Principal Staff Officer to Major-General Tunde Idiagbon, the Chief of Staff at the Supreme Headquarters, Dodan Barracks, from January 1984 to September 1985. He retired from the army as a Colone