Coronation: Gateway Progressive Youths Felicitates with Oba Matemilola as 14th Olowu of Owu Kingdom

The Gateway Progressive Youths has Felicitated with the paramount ruler of Owu Kingdom, Oba Saka Matemilola on his coronation held in Abeokuta earlier today.

The event, which drew dignitaries from far and wide, featured, besides the admin­istration of the oath and the formal presentation of the Staff of Office to the Olowu, tra­ditional rites, prayers, recitals and speeches.

The Director of Publicity, Olamide David, who spoke on behalf of the group, described the corona­tion as ‘historic’, while noting that Owu Kingdom is known for its rich history and legacy. 

He said, “We are all proud of Owu Kingdom; proud of its history and legacy because it re­mains home to all.

"Oba Matemilola has a solid academic background and has contributed to the development of his community by providing relief materials to the vulnerable, feeding the needy, financial and healthcare support, provision of school facilities and other acts of philanthropy.”

Congratulating the Olowu of Owu Kingdom on his coronation, the Coordinator of the group, Olufemi Bashorun said, “Owu is a great Kingdom over which God has given Oba Matemilola the good fortune of being the traditional ruler, a privilege which comes with the obliga­tion of preserving the rich traditions of the kingdom.

“Oba Matemilola has not only ascended one of the most revered thrones in Africa, but on a more per­sonal level his forebears were known for thier wisdom, courage and integrity.

“We are confident that by the grace of God, Oba Matemilola will exceed the reputation of his illustrious forebears.

“So, today, as we witness the ascension of Oba Matemilola to the throne of his forefathers, carrying with him the love and trust of the people, we can only offer him a prayer.

“We pray that Owu Kingdom will continue to prosper in Oba Matemilola's reign", he added.

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