By Aluta News
Jan. 2, 2022
Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has commiserated with his Oyo State counterpart, Mr Seyi Makinde, and the people of the state over the demise of Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji.
Oyetola, in a condolence message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Sunday in Osogbo, also commiserated with the royal family, the Olubadan-in-Council and all Ibadan indigenes at home and abroad over the incident.
He said that the passing away of the first-class traditional ruler, which came on the trail of that of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi, was another colossal loss to Yorubaland.
According to him, the death of Oba Adetunji has left a deep void that will be difficult to fill.
Oyetola described the late traditional ruler as a respected royal father as well as an exemplary and compassionate leader.
He said that within the short of his reign, the late traditional ruler showed strong concern and commitment to the welfare of his subjects and the development of Ibadan.
“On behalf of the government and people of Osun, I commiserate with Gov. Seyi Makinde, government and people of Oyo State over the transition of Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji.
“I also condole with the royal family, the Olubadan-in-Council and all Ibadan indigenes at home and abroad as well as the Oyo State Council of Traditional Rulers.
“The late Oba Saliu Adetunji was a respected royal father, exemplary and compassionate leader who demonstrated strong concern and commitment to the welfare of his subjects and the development of Ibadan within the short period of his reign.
“He will be remembered for his fatherly roles and wise counsel,” he said.
Oyetola prayed Allah to forgive the late traditional ruler and grant his immediate family, the governor and the people of Ibadan the fortitude to bear the loss.