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Oba Of Lagos Barred From Entering An Event In Lagos



The Oba of Lagos, oba Rilwan Akiolu yesterday was barred from entering the opening ceremony of the First Annual Conference of Ahlus Sunnah of Nigeria in Lagos. In the aftermath of the “protocol problem”, Oba Akiolu had to return to his palace and refused to attend the conference where the Vice President , Architect Muhammed Sambo was the Special Guest of Honour.

However, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar 111, has tendered an apology to the Oba of Lagos. The Sultan said “First, I will like to offer on behalf of the organisers of this conference, especially the chairman, our apology to the Oba of Lagos, the owner of Lagos, for the little protocol problem he encountered why he was trying to come to this hall even before I came and he had to go back to the palace. “If I had my way, I would have gone back to the palace to bring him here because he is a very close brother with whom we shared so much together”. “So I believe this conference is to personally meet the Kabiyesi (Oba of Lagos) and explain to him what really happened. But he didn’t take it too much as a bad thing because he is back to the palace,”

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