I was groomed by Christians —Olubadan

From left, Olori Rashidat Adetunji; Mrs Comfort Akinfenwa; the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji; Most Reverend (Dr) Joseph Akinfenwa and Olori Kudirat Adetunji, during the visit of members of the Anglican Communion, Ibadan Diocese, to the monarch, in his palace, on Monday. PHOTO: D’TOYIN.

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has commended members of the Christian community for their love, support and cooperation since his coronation.

Oba Adetunji gave this commendation at his palace while welcoming members of the Anglican Communion, Ibadan Diocese, led by the Most Reverend Joseph Olatunji Akinfenwa yesterday.

According to a press statement signed by the Director, Media and Public Affairs to the monarch, Adeola Oloko, Oba Adetunji noted that amongst Christian leaders who visited him after coronation in his palace include CAN President, Dr Supo Ayokunle; Bishop Francis Wale Oke; Pastor S. K Abiara; Pastor Olapade Odunayo; Bishop Taiwo Adelakun; Papa Olowere etc.

According to the paramount ruler, “one of the things that gives me joy concerning the people of Western Nigeria, particularly Ibadan, is that religious bigotry has no place.

“When I was growing up, I was groomed by Christians. They taught me some values which are helpful and unforgettable.”

Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Archbishop Akinfenwa, prayed to God to give the monarch and his chiefs more wisdom, knowledge and understanding. He also prayed for peace and progress of Ibadan land during the reign of Oba Adetunji.