Gov Ortom Mourns Olubadan

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Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed deep pains over the death of the Imperial Majesty of Ibadan land, the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

The late monarch, the Aje Ogungunniso I, was 93 years old. 

Oba Adetunji, who was the first of 17 children of his parents was born on August 26, 1928 and crowned the 41st Olubadan on March 4, 2017.

Governor Ortom in a message of  condolences to the Oyo State  Governor, Seyi Makinde, the Ibadan Traditional Council and his immediate family, described the death of Oba Adetunji as painful lamenting that his wisdom and wise counsel will be missed at a time Nigeria is going through difficult challenges. 

Governor Ortom regretted that the late monarch’s passage is coming at a time “His wealth of experience garnered over the years, his immense wisdom, and his commitment to a united and  greater Nigeria with a better Oyo State are unrivalled.” 

The Governor said the Ibadan Traditional Council, the government and people of Oyo State and indeed Nigeria and entire humanity will miss the late Oba Adetunji who had shown commitment to give his all for a better society is particularly painful. 

He then prayed God to give the Oyo State Government, Ibadan Traditional Council and the immediate family of the late monarch the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. 

Nathaniel Ikyur
Chief Press Secretary,
January 2, 2022

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