Olubadan: Ondo Monarchs, Southwest govs condole Ibadan people, Oyo govt

Press Statement

Akeredolu Mourns Olubadan of Ibadan

Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, received the news of the transition of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, with a rude shock.

Governor Akeredolu said despite the Olubadan’s old age, he was a valuable asset, not only to the people of Ibadan but to the entire Yoruba race.

The Governor 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. 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.” the Governor said.

Governor Akeredolu condoled with the monarch’s immediate family, while praying that God will give them the fortitude to bear the loss.

Signed:
Richard Olatunde
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State. January 2, 2021.

Press Statement

The Deji of Akure Kingdom and Chairman of the Ondo State Council of Obas received the news of the demise of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, with utmost shock.

His Majesty was personally close to the Late Olubadan and can attest to his forthrightness, strive for excellence and very cerebral with his old age not being a barrier. He was a great asset to Yoruba race and a respected Monarch South West Traditional Rulers and Nigeria at large.

Oba Aladetoyinbo wishes to condoled with the good people of Ibadanland and the government of Oyo State over this irreparable loss.

Evidences abound that Late Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji was a Monarch with great achievements. Without mincing words, His reign was peaceful and undoubtedly eventful with a lot of positive changes in Ibadan Land.

Though, his death has dealt a big a blow on the Traditional Institution in Yoruba Land, our solace remains in his good deeds and contributions to human development especially in the entertainment industry. This is one very important legacy that will remain evergreen in his loving memory.

His Majesty wishes to condoled with the Chiefs of Ibadan Land and the immediate family of our revered Monarch. May Allah Grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
May Allah Grant him Aljannah Firdaus.

Signed:
Adeyeye Michael
Chief Press Secretary to the Deji & Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom.
January 2, 2021.