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Alaafin’s demise, great loss to Nigeria – Sanwo-Olu

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 Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has described the demise of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III Alaafin of Oyo as a great loss to Nigeria In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile the governor said his death was a great loss to the people and traditional institution of Oyo State Adeyemi passed away on Friday at the age of 83 Sanwo Olu commiserated with the Governor of Oyo State Mr Seyi Makinde and the entire Yoruba race both at home and in the Diaspora The late monarch s service to the people of the ancient town Oyo State and Nigeria especially in the area of promotion of Yoruba culture and tradition will remain his enduring legacy he said Sanwo Olu urged the family friends and associates as well as the entire people of Oyo Kingdom to immortalise him and ensure the late Alaafin of Oyo s legacies were sustained On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State I commiserate with my brother the Oyo State Governor Engr Seyi Makinde I commiserate with the people of Oyo State especially sons and daughters of the ancient Oyo Kingdom Specifically over the death of one of the foremost and most respected traditional rulers in Nigeria Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III who joined his ancestors on Friday The death of Oba Adeyemi is a great loss not only to the people of Oyo State but the entire Yoruba sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora he said According to him this is because of the unique position the Alaafin of Oyo holds as a descendant of Oduduwa He will be greatly missed He was one of the great promoters of Yoruba culture and tradition He contributed immensely to the growth and development of Oyo Kingdom and improved the livelihood of the people of the town As a first class monarch he left a lasting legacy that the people of the ancient town will continue to cherish the governor said Sanwo Olu prayed that the Almighty should find a peaceful resting place for the soul of the late Oba Adeyemi He also prayed that the royal family Yoruba land and the people of Oyo town would find the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss NAN
Alaafin’s demise, great loss to Nigeria – Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has described the demise of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III (Alaafin of Oyo) as a great loss to Nigeria.

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Chief Press Secretary

In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, the governor said his death was a great loss to the people and traditional institution of Oyo State.

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Adeyemi passed away on Friday at the age of 83.

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Governor of Oyo State

Sanwo-Olu commiserated with the Governor of Oyo State, Mr Seyi Makinde, and the entire Yoruba race both at home and in the Diaspora.

Oyo State and Nigeria

”The late monarch’s service to the people of the ancient town, Oyo State and Nigeria, especially in the area of promotion of Yoruba culture and tradition, will remain his enduring legacy,” he said.

Oyo Kingdom

Sanwo-Olu urged the family, friends and associates, as well as the entire people of Oyo Kingdom, to immortalise him and ensure the late Alaafin of Oyo’s legacies were sustained.

Lagos State

”On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State, I commiserate with my brother, the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde.

Oyo State

”I commiserate with the people of Oyo State, especially sons and daughters of the ancient Oyo Kingdom.

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III

“Specifically over the death of one of the foremost and most respected traditional rulers in Nigeria, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, who joined his ancestors on Friday.

Oba Adeyemi

”The death of Oba Adeyemi is a great loss not only to the people of Oyo State but the entire Yoruba sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora,” he said.

Alaafin of Oyo

According to him, this is because of the unique position the Alaafin of Oyo holds as a descendant of Oduduwa. He will be greatly missed.

”He was one of the great promoters of Yoruba culture and tradition.

Oyo Kingdom

“He contributed immensely to the growth and development of Oyo Kingdom and improved the livelihood of the people of the town.

”As a first-class monarch, he left a lasting legacy that the people of the ancient town will continue to cherish,” the governor said.

Oba Adeyemi

Sanwo-Olu prayed that the Almighty should find a peaceful resting place for the soul of the late Oba Adeyemi.

He also prayed that the royal family, Yoruba land and the people of Oyo town would find the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

(NAN)

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