OduduwaNews had gathered that Alaafin of Oyo, Ikubaba yeye, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III visited the leader of Afenifere Socio-Cultural group, Pa Fasoranti on Sunday.
According to the Nigerian Tribune, Alaafin said he was in Akure to felicitate with the leader of Afenifere who clocked 94 last week.
He noted that the Fasoranti had been providing dynamic leadership despite his age, saying the old man has remained ageless both in physical and mental strength.
In a letter to Fasoranti titled, “Congratulation to Pa Reuben Fasoranti on his 94th birthday anniversary” personally delivered by the monarch, the letter read: “It is with a very warm heart that I rejoice and indeed to congratulate Pa Reuben Fasoranti on the occasion of his 94th birthday, out of which most of the years have been dedicated for service to humanity.
“It is not only rare but legendary for a 94-year-old man to still be beaming his searchlight for the progress and development of his people.
“At that age, papa, as the leader of the Afenifere had remained purposeful in providing dynamic leadership Yoruba for race in the pursuit of right direction to the Yoruba race .
“Papa has remained ageless in both physical and mental strength. It is my prayer papa will remain young in energy for many years to come in good health.
“That Pa Reuben Fasoranti is alive and healthy today especially at this critical stage of Nigeria development to give the necessary leadership direction for our people is a special gift for Yoruba nation.”