Olubadan: South-West Governors Mourn, Describe Him As A Valuable Asset To Entire Yoruba Race

The South West Governors have mourned the demise of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji describes him as a valuable asset not only to the people of Ibadan but to the entire Yoruba race.

Chairman of the governors’ forum and the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu in a statement in Akure said the governors received the news of the transition of the monarch with rude shock

The statement issued and signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Richard Olatunde said that ” despite the Olubadan’s old age, he was a valuable asset, not only to the people of Ibadan but to the entire Yoruba race.

Akeredolu who condoled with the Government and good people of Oyo state particularly indigenes of Ibadan noted that the late monarch did his best for the development of Ibadan land.

“Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji was, undoubtedly, committed to the progress and peace of Ibadan land.

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” He was a king whose reign witnessed tremendous development in Ibadan land.

“Yet, his transition is another tragedy for us in Yoruba land. This loss, coming shortly after the demise of Soun of Ogbomoso, is a big blow dealt on our traditional stool in Yoruba land

“As a people with culture and tradition, we believe that Oba Adetunji has gone to be with his forefathers.

” He has played his part and only his legacies will forever speak for him.

“He will be remembered for his firm stands. His principles and love for his people will be his enduring legacies. He was royalty with a difference.”

Akeredolu also condoled with the monarch’s immediate family and prayed that God will give them the fortitude to bear the loss.

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