As part of activities making the 40th anniversary of the state, President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Ijebu Ode area of Ogun State to commence a two-day official visit to the state.
The President is expected to commission no fewer than 40 projects across the state.
President Buhari who touched down at Awujale palace at some minuted after six went into closed door session with Amosun and Oba Sikiru Adetona, the Paramount ruler of Ijebuland which lasted for about 20 minutes.
After the meeting with Awujale and Amosun he disclosed during the banquet organised in his honour by the traditional ruler that he would be meeting with former president Olusegun Obasanjo later last night.
He is expected to kick off his activities in Ijebu-Ode with the inauguration of the Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona and Mobalufon Flyovers as well as the expanded and reconstructed Ejirin Road however had to cancel the activities due to time constraint.
However, he apologised for his lateness, noting that he was held up in a meeting with diplomats in Abuja.
The president noted that as a matter of courtesy, he felt it would be unwise to visit the state without paying a visit to the paramount ruler of Ijebuland.
Speaking very briefly, the monarch advised President Buhari to intensify efforts on his anti corruption crusade saying that Nigeria must kill corruption before it kills the nation.
Buhari immediately left the Awujale’s palace in company with Governor Amosun to Abeokuta where he is expected to meet with state indigene at MKO international stadium.
Prominent dignitaries who gathered at the palace of the Awujale to receive President Buhari included the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun; Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; former governors Aremo Olusegun Osoba and Otunba Gbenga Daniel; All Progressives Congress National Vice Chairman (South), Chief Segun Oni; Oba Otudeko, Otunba Mike Adenuga, Senator Gbenga Kaka; Chief Judge of Ogun, Justice Olatokunbo Olopade and Olorogun Sunny Kuku.
Others were incumbent senators Lanre Tejuoso, Gbolahan Dada and Buruji Kashamu; Senator Lekan Mustapha, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Alhaji Agboola Alausa, Vice Chancellor of the Tai Solarin University of Education, Prof. Yemisi Obilade; Vice Chancellor of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Prof. Adejimi Saburi Adesanya, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, Biodun Sobanjo, Chief Kessington Adebutu and Otunba Subomi Balogun, amongst others.

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