Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have commiserated with the people of Ilara in Epe division of the state over the demise of their king, His Royal Majesty Kazeem Adesanya Okunola, who recently joined his ancestors.
While announcing the Oba’s demise, Hon. Olusegun Olulade representing Epe Constituency II said Oba Okunola II was the longest serving monarch in Lagos State and the second longest serving Oba in Nigeria, who reigned for 57 years and would have have marked 58 years on the throne in October.
Hon. Olulade said: “The Oba contributed his quota to the development of Lagos State in all ramifications and served as the Vice Chairman of the Council of Chiefs and Obas in Lagos State.”
Contributing, Hon. Abiodun Tobun representing Epe Constituency I said: “His imperial majesty was a father to most of us, he was someone who wanted the young to grow and was loved by all.”
The House observed a minute silence in his honour following the Speaker, Hon, Mudasiru Obasa, directed the Clerk to send a letter of condolence to the family.