Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture as well as his Interior counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday visited the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, to honour him on his 49th coronation anniversary.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the ministers in company with Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, the Special Adviser to the Vice President on Political Matters, arrived the monarch’s palace in Oyo town on Monday.
NAN also reports that the monarch, as part of activities marking his 49th coronation anniversary, also installed renowned Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde, popularly known as KWAM 1, as Mayegun of Yorubaland.
Adeyemi, one of Africa’s most powerful and influential traditional rulers, was crowned on Jan. 14, 1971.
The ministers, in separate interviews after a closed-door meeting with the Alaafin, told newsmen that they were in Oyo to honour both the monarch and Ayinde.