Following the appointment of the Olowu of Owu-Kuta Kingdom, Oba Hameed Oyelude Makama as life Patron of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation Chapter, Nigeria’s Ambassador of Republic of Benin, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai (rtd) has commended the choice of the Oba as well deserved
Speaking at Ile-Awiye, Oke-Baale, Oshogbo, Osun State on Wednesday 11th August 2021, at the investiture ceremony of the life Patron, Ambassador Buratai who was represented by Brigadier General SK Usman (rtd), former Director, Army Public Relations, Buratai said, “It is a great honour for me to be invited to chair this historic occasion, which is the investiture ceremony as Life Patron of one the most excellent Royal father of our time, His Royal Majesty, Oba, Alhaji (Doctor), Hameed Oyelude Makama Tegboosun III, the Olowu of Owu-Kuta Kingdom, as Life Patron of the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) here at OSBC, Ile-Awiye, Oke-Baale, Oshogbo, Osun State.
“I want to commend His Royal Majesty for the kind invitation and heartily congratulate him for this recognition and well-deserved honour.
“The OSBC Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists deserves commendation for the foresight of making His Royal Majesty its life Patron.
“There is no doubt that given the unprecedented accomplishments of Oba Makama, his great wealth of experience, wisdom and knowledge, the OSBC Chapel of the NUJ had made a wise decision by appointing him its life patron.
“There is no doubt that he will impact it positively as he bring his leadership, great wealth of experience and enormous goodwill to assist the Union.
“His Royal Majesty has been a father to all and a bridge builder whose quest for peace and development in his kingdom and Nigeria is unparalleled.
“His patriotism and kind disposition to the military and security agencies in Nigeria is unquantifiable. This and many other qualities endeared him to all Nigerians and peace-loving people across the world.
” I therefore, call for more recognition of our royal fathers and traditional rulers in society given the immense role they play in the society.
“This will enhance more understanding, peace and security in our country. Congratulations Kabeyesi.”