Just as it was announced, the passing on of the foremost Southwest monarch in Nigeria, The late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Sunday, 2nd of January 2022 and since been buried according to the Islamic.
Today, Ibadan literally stood still, as dignitaries trooped in their numbers to honour the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji to an 8 day fidua prayer held at the ancient Mapo Hall in Ibadan.
As earlier reported by this online newspaper, the Eleven local government chairmen in Ibadan had decided to take it upon themselves to see that the late monarch gets a befitting final burial.
According to our source, the Ibadan local government chairmen aside monetary Contribution has since the demise of the Olubadan Of Ibadan kept late nights in consistent preparations towards a final farewell bid to their king.
Speaking with newsmen at the 8 day Fidua prayer in respect to the late monarch, organized by the eleven local government chairmen in Ibadan and council of chiefs, Hon. Sanda Sikiru, the chairman Egbeda local government and the oyo State ALGON chair’ said we have lost a father an enigma and if it was possible to buy death we would have done that to keep the late Olubadan with us, but it’s the will of God and all that’s expected from us being baba’s children is to give him a befitting last respect in which you can all see for yourself.
Also speaking was the chairman Ibadan north local government and also the public relations officer to oyo state ALGON, hon. Yusuff Sahib Oladayo (Agba Egbe), appreciated His Excellency Engr. Seyi Makinde for his Immense Contributions since the demise of the monarch and also emphasized on the selfless Contribution from his colleagues the chairmen of the eleven-local governments in Ibadan, who had also taken upon themselves to see that baba is given befitting burial.
Some dignitaries at the Fidau prayers include, the Osi of Olubdan, Sen. Adewolu Ladoja, the commissioner for local government and Chieftiancy affairs, Chief Bayo Lawal who represented the governor of Oyo state, Sen. Teslim Folarin, the Apc gubernatorial aspirant at the 2019 polls in Oyo state, Sen. Soji Akanbi, Former Commissioniner for health, Cheif Adedutan,
Others were, APC Chieftian, Mogaji Tegbe, Chief Mrs Mutiat Ladoja, The Chief Imam of Ibadanland, The Aare Muslumi of Yoruba, Alhaji Dawud Akinola, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, Special Adviser to the governor on Security and all the 11 Local chairmen in ibadan.