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Fidau Prayers For Olubadan 4pm At Mapo Hall As Oyo Speaker Mourns

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By Richard Thomas, Ibadan

Fidau prayers have been scheduled for 4 pm on Sunday at the historic  Mapo Hall to precede the final burial of the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland, and Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 who joined his ancestor at the early hours of the day.

Oba Adetunji, 93 passed away at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan.

He is survived by his wife, Olori Rashidat Ololade Adetunji, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He will be buried at 4pm today at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan Palace according to Muslim rites.

Other things follow later.

Meanwhile, the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has expressed condolence over the death of the Olubadan.

The Speaker in a condolence message described the passage of the monarch at the age of 93 as shocking and unbelievable.

“Just within the spate of one month, Oyo State lost three highly revered Obas to the cold hands of death. This is really shocking and unbelievable.

“First,  it was the Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi, Ajagungbade the third. Second was the Asigangan of Igangan, Oba Lasisi Olawuyi Adeoyo and now the Olubadan of Ibadanland.

“I will like to commiserate with the good people of Ibadanland, and Oyo State in general on this sad incident in the new year.

“We have lost another highly successful businessman and a good father to us all. Our government has lost another very good friend and adviser.

“My heartfelt sympathy goes  to the Oyo State Traditional Council of Obas and particularly to the Olubadan in Council for this great loss,” he said.

Ogundoyin stated that late Oba Saliu Adetunji was a principled and morally upright traditional ruler whose fatherly advice will be missed.

According to the Speaker, the reign of the late Olubadan had been relatively peaceful.

He prayed for the repose of the soul of the Olubadan and for Allah to grant him the best abode in Al-Jannah Firdaous.

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