22nd January, 2022
By David Adeoye
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has fulfilled his promise of holding a state burial for the late Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oyewumi Ajagungbade II.
Makinde at the event in Ogbomoso on Saturday said the late monarch lived a fulfilled life.
The governor said that Ogbomosoland and Oyo State in general witnessed development during the reign of the late traditional ruler.
He prayed for the repose of the soul of Oba Ajagungbade II, as well as the former Gov. Adebayo Alao-Akala, who also hailed from Ogbomoso.
While appreciating the people of Ogbomoso, the governor informed them that his administration would soon flag off the Ogbomoso-Iseyin Road.
He assured the people of Ogbomosoland that the infrastructure development of the ancient town and the entire state remained a priority for his government.
The final burial ceremony of the traditional ruler had in attendance the Minister of Youths and Sport, Mr Sunday Dare; former Military Administrator of Oyo State, Maj.-Gen. Oladayo Popoola and Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun.
Others were Chief of Staff to the state governor, Segun Ogunwuyi; Oyo State Head of Service, Alhaja Ololade Agboola; Deputy Chief of Staff, AbdulMajeed Mogbonjubola; Commissioners; Special Advisers and Local Government Chairmen.