By: Olajide Toriola
The Oyo State Government, through the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, on Monday paid a condolence visit to the family of late broadcaster and elder statesman, Alagba Adebayo Faleti, describing him as a repository of Yoruba culture and rich library of Yoruba language.
The government stated that the late Yoruba rare executant was a role model, and ace broadcaster whose giant strides in Broadcasting have inspired many people in the society, promising that the government would support and ensure a befitting burial for the late actor.
The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, who led the government delegation comprising of the management team of the Ministry, said that the State government was not mourning the late sage but celebrating his life and legacy as a cultural icon, stating that his works would continue to live after him.
He said, “Alagba Faleti was a repository of the Yoruba culture, a rich library of the Yoruba language, an ace broadcaster, a fine actor and above all, a perfect gentleman. His exit is a glorious one after a very much impactful and fulfilled life. We are therefore here on behalf of the Governor, Government and people of Oyo State to celebrate a grandmaster of the arts and culture.”
In his response, Elder Adegoke Faleti, the immediate younger brother to the late poet, thanked the State Government for its sympathy over the demise of their patriarch.