3rd January, 2022
Former President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has commiserated with the Government and people of Oyo State over the death of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Adetunji Saliu.
Oba Saliu passed away on Sunday at the age of 93.
In a condolence message to the Government of Oyo State and the people of Ibadanland, Jonathan expressed sadness over the exit of the monarch.
He described the late Oba as a renowned leader and king who had the interest of his people at heart.
“Olubadan was a compassionate and sagacious traditional ruler who served as a worthy custodian of the custom and culture of his people.”
According to him, the late monarch will continue to “be remembered for the way he channelled his wisdom and energy towards the growth and development of Ibadanland, serving as a sage and moral compass in his domain.”
Jonathan noted that Olubadan will be missed not only in Ibadanland but across the country, because of his considerable contributions to the growth of society.