Former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the European Union; and Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, have congratulated Aare Gani Adams on his installation as the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.
The trio in their congratulatory letters described Adams’ new title as well deserving based on his antecedent and immense contributions to the development of the Yoruba race and unity of Nigeria.
Jonathan, in a letter he personally signed, said: “You have consistently championed the Unity and Progress of the Yoruba race over the years without wavering in the face of challenges.”
While commending the new Aare for his doggedness and commitment to the advancement of the Yoruba race, which resulted in his nomination as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, the Ijaw born former president expressed confidence that Adams will continue to play a unifying role in Nigeria by exploiting his relationship with people across the Nation.
Peterside, in his letter, said: “The love of your people, selfless service and leadership especially among the youths have earned you this honor. As you assume the important and responsible duties of the Aare Ona Kakanfo, I am hopeful that the Yoruba race and our dear country will continue to enjoy progress and prosperity.”
The European Union delegates to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African State in a letter signed by Ketil Karlsen in their congratulatory note said they are looking forward to promoting dialogue on peace, security and stability on political spheres of Nigeria.
While wishing him the very best in his endeavours as the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, they said the delegates will be hoping to meet with him soon.