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Obaseki Mourns Passing Of Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi



By Daniel Dafe

His Excellency, Godwin Obaseki, Governor, Edo State has mourned the passing of the Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III.

The monarch died early Saturday.

The governor in a statement he personally signed, described the deceased as “a revered monarch and an illustrious leader of the Yoruba race.”

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He added: “Oba Adeyemi was a great ruler, who displayed kindness and compassion to his people, espousing the virtues of hard work, diligence and love for humanity.

“Brave and cheerful, Oba Adeyemi embodied the ideals of the Yoruba nation, promoting the rich culture and heritage of the Yorubas and providing wise counsel to those who sought guidance from the throne.

“During his fifty-year spell on the throne, Oyo witnessed numerous transformations and transitions, but he remained true to his heritage and harped on the need for brotherly love and conscientious living.”

The statement added that “he will be remembered for his kind-nature, conviviality, wisdom and love for humanity and living.”

Obaseki commiserated with the Government and people of Oyo State, the Oyo Kingdom, family, friends, associates and well-wishers, and prayed that God will grant all the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.


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