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Renowned Philanthropist and Eze Ndigbo Lagos Island, Eze Dr. Onyeka Onyenachie Ifekandu,popularly known as “Ozonkpu” , felicitates with His Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos State, on his 80th birthday.
Ozonkpu, congratulated the respected Oba Akiolu, described him as a dependable Monarch with unlimited wisdom, knowledge, and a lover of culture and traditions , who he confirmed has been playing good fatherly roles to traders and the Igbo Community in Lagos Island years before his Igbo community coronated him Eze Ndigbo .
While felicitating and appreciating the king, Oba Akiolu , Eze Ifekandu, said that he has come a long way with the king, who he said first started addressing as Eze Ndigbo Lagos Island, even before he was coronated as Eze.
He noted that Oba Akiolu,is a man full of integrity, honour, and ever ready to give advice and offer his fatherly guidance.
In a statement despatched to News Planet International yesterday, the admirable and humble Eze Ndigbo Lagos Island , who because of his generosity and love for humanity ,has been installed with many prominent titles ,said thus:
“On behalf of my humble self, Wife ,Children, family, cabinet members, Lagos Island Traders, Igbo community ,Leaders and stakeholders , we sincerely wish to congratulate our father , the respected Traditional Ruler , whose interventions ,support and wisdom have immensely contributed to the peaceful, progressive co-existence of all the ethnic groups doing businesses in Lagos Island”.
Ozonkpu , expressed his appreciation for the support his Majesty, “Eleko of Eko”, has been giving to Ndigbo in Lagos Island, he also pray God to keep His Majesty alive to continue to reign on the throne of his fathers in good health.
He further extended his good wishes to Oba Rilwan Akiolu’s family and the people of Lagos state.
According to him, “the traders and the Igbo Community in Lagos Island,joins the people of Lagos, Traditional Rulers, political leaders, Oba Akinolu’s Friends, Royal Family, associates, and peers across the country to congratulate the Monarch at 80”.
He wished the Oba well and prayed God to continue to guard, guide and grant Kabiyesi great understanding and wisdom in the task of royal leadership ahead of him.