Former President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Monday, January 3, commiserated with the government and people of Oyo State over the death of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Adetunji Saliu.
The highly revered monarch, who passed on Sunday, January 2, at the Intensive Care Unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, was 93.
Jonathan, in a condolence message to the Government of Oyo State and the people of Ibadanland, expressed sadness over the exit of the monarch, describing him as a renowned leader and king who had the interest of his people at heart.
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He said: “Olubadan was a compassionate and sagacious traditional ruler, who served as a worthy custodian of the custom and culture of his people.
“He will be remembered for the way he channelled his wisdom and energy towards the growth and development of Ibadanland, serving as a sage and moral compass in his domain”.
The former President noted that the Olubadan will be missed, not only in Ibadanland, but across the country, because of his considerable contributions to the growth of society.
The late first class traditional ruler was buried the same day in his Popoyemoja palace, Ibadan, according to Islamic rites.