Oniru honours Saraki, 3 foreigners, others with chiretaincy titles

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

The Oniru of Iruland, Oba AbdulWasiu Gbolahan Lawal, on Thursday, conferred chieftaincy titles on eminient Nigerians and foreign nationals for contributing to the economic development of Nigeria, Lagos and Iruland in in particular.

Among those conferred with the titles were: the wife of Dr Bukola Saraki, a former Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki as the Erelu  Bobajiro or Iruland; founder of Choice International Group; Chief Diana Chen;  Managing Director of VAVA Group,Ambassador Michael Tawadrous; and his wife, Magy, three foreign nationals and 9 other eminent Nigerians, held at the Oniru’s Palace, Iru-Victoria Island area of Lagos.

Other personalities conferred  include: the former Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Alhaji Mutiu Are, Cheif Adeyemi ; Managing Director of Mego Foods and Beverages Nigeria Limited; Magy Eskander Tawadrous; Ogunbanlmbi Lateef Abisogun, Taiwo Olatunji, Alhaja Muyibat Giwa, Prince Kabiru Fadare Oniru, Mrs Olarenwaju.

Also, dignitaries at the colourful event, at the week-long activities marking the first anniversary of the monarch, were: Dr. Bukola Saraki; the immediate past governor of Kwara State, Alhaji AbdulFatahi Ahmed; Senator representing Kwara North Senatorial District and former Governor of the State. Alhaji Shaaba Lafiaji, former Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo; former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Olusegun Osoba; former Minister of Youths and Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi; Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Sulu Gambari, represented by Prince Yusuf Gambari ; former Minister of Defence(State), Senator Musliu Obanikoro; former senator representing, Lagos West Senatorial District, Senator Ganiyu Solomon, among others. 

The monarch said that his kingdom would continue to honour eminent diplomats, foreign and local investors, who positively contribute to the growth of Iruland in spite of the economic situation in the country.