Gov. Okowa mourns Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji

Oba Saliu Adetunji, Olubadan of Ibadanland

Oba Saliu Adetunji, late Olubadan of Ibadanland

By Ifeanyi Olannye

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Monday commiserated with Gov. Seyi Makinde, the government and people of Oyo State over the passing of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

Oba Adetunji died on Sunday at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, at 93.

Okowa noted in a statement issued by his media aide, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, that the late Olubadan was a courageous leader and one committed to the development of his kingdom and beyond.

“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I commiserate with the government and people of Oyo State and the immediate family of the Olubadan,

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“I also commiserate with the Olubadan-in-Council, as well as the Oyo State Traditional Council over the passing of Oba Saliu Adetunji, the 41st Olubadan of Ibadan.

“The late monarch’s five years reign recorded remarkable peace and infrastructural development in his domain.

“He will be remembered for his contributions to the peace, unity and development of his kingdom and the entire Oyo state,’’ Okowa said.

He urged the family of the deceased royal father, friends, associates and the people of Ibadan to take solace in the knowledge that the oba lived an exemplary life deserving honour and celebration.

Okowa prayed that the almighty God would grant the soul of the departed traditional ruler eternal rest.

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