Oluwo of Iwoland,Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I,is set marks his second year anniversary on the throne and 50th birthday comes 7th of October.The king has appealed to indigenes in diaspora to come home and contribute their quota to the development of the town. The monarch said the best they could do as indigenes is to invest in the many community projects in Iwo.
In a statement, Oba Akanbi said eminent Nigerians are expected at the twin event. He said: “As a responsible father I am thirsty of development. There are two Iwos: the old Iwo and the new Iwo. The new Iwo is the best because we have migrated from obscurity to light. The name is everywhere now and big investments are underway.
According to him, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, are among the many dignitaries expected to grace the event marking his 50th birthday and coronation anniversary. He said Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola will be the chief host to the invited guests.
According to the Monarch, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga and Femi Otedola as well as Akin Ogunbiyi and Wale Babalakin, are other dignitaries expected at the much publicized event.
He added that traditional rulers expected at the event are Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa`ad Abubakar, Emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, Orangun of Ila, Oba Abdulwahab Olukayode, Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Obateru Akinruntan, Osile Oke Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, Etsu of Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, and other high ranking monarchs.