Tinubu confers second highest national honour on Oba Sikiru Adetona

Tinubu confers second highest national honour on Oba Sikiru Adetona

President Bola Tinubu has conferred Nigeria’s second highest national honour, Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, on the Awujale, paramount rul

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President Bola Tinubu has conferred Nigeria’s second highest national honour, Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, on the Awujale, paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, for his immeasurable and invaluable contributions to national development.

The president announced this at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State during the commissioning of the Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona School of Governance Studies and the presentation of a book, titled, Reinventing Governance in Nigeria: The Oba (Dr.) Sikiru Kayode Adetona Model.

The President, represented by the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, said the monarch deserved the second highest honour in the land because of his contribution to nation-building and meritorious service to humanity. He noted that the numerous contributions of the Ijebu monarch to national development, particularly in the education sector, had expanded the sector for optimal delivery through various donations and endowments.

He described the monarch as a forthright and exceptional character who stood his ground and confronted injustice in all ramifications.

He also commended him for his role in ensuring the return of democratic governance in Nigeria.
Tinubu noted that the Oba Sikiru Adetona School of Governance Studies would be taken over and managed by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos.

“Because Kabiyesi Adetona has honoured our country and humanity with his many years of meritorious service, I, therefore, on this occasion of his 90th birthday ceremony, confer on him the second highest national honour of Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON),” the president said.