Lagos State Governor Celebrates Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, on His 80th Birthday

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, extended his congratulations to His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo (Okukenu IV), the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, on the occasion of his 80th birthday celebration.

In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu lauded Oba Gbadebo’s visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to the progress and well-being of his people, which has ushered in an era of unprecedented growth in Egbaland.

Respect for a Distinguished Military Career

Governor Sanwo-Olu acknowledged Oba Gbadebo’s voluntary retirement as a Colonel in the Nigerian Army and praised his impeccable service record.

The Governor noted that the Alake’s transition from military service to traditional leadership exemplified the true spirit of royalty and underscored his dedication to his community.

A Beacon of Wisdom and Cultural Heritage

Oba Gbadebo’s reign as the Alake, the Governor emphasized, has been marked by wisdom, benevolence, and a strong commitment to preserving and promoting Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage.

The Alake’s leadership, according to Governor Sanwo-Olu, has been instrumental in maintaining peace and fostering progress in Egbaland.

Wishes for a Prosperous Future

In celebrating Oba Gbadebo’s 80th birthday, Governor Sanwo-Olu extended his warm wishes, not only for the joyous occasion but also for the remarkable life the Alake has led.

He acknowledged the positive impact Oba Gbadebo has had on the lives of his subjects and the broader Nigerian populace, serving as an inspiration and role model to younger generations.

Prayers for Continued Blessings

The Governor concluded by expressing his hopes for Oba Gbadebo’s continued good health, wisdom, and many more years of dedicated service to Egbaland, Ogun State, and Nigeria as a whole.

He prayed that the Alake’s reign would persist in fostering prosperity, unity, and love in Egbaland and beyond.


Governor Sanwo-Olu’s message is a heartfelt tribute to Oba Gbadebo on the auspicious occasion of his 80th birthday.

It not only highlights the Alake’s significant contributions to Egbaland but also underscores the importance of visionary leadership, cultural preservation, and service to the community.

The Governor’s kind words serve as a reflection of the respect and admiration that Oba Gbadebo commands and emphasize the hope for a future filled with continued blessings and prosperity for Egbaland and Nigeria as a whole.