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 condole 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 condole 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.

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

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