Olubadan: Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo visits Oba Adetunji’s queen

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has visited the family of the immediate past Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji.

The Olubadan had died at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan in the early hours of Sunday, at the age of 93.

The monarch has been buried in line with Islamic rites.

He was buried at his palace

Our correspondent reports that Obasanjo had been a regular visitor to the palace during the reign of Oba Adetunji.

The former President who ruled Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, however, on Thursday arrived at the palace of the deceased monarch on a condolence visit.

Present at the palace to receive the former President were the queen, Olori Rasheedat Adetunji and Chief Nureni Akanbi who doubles as the Gbonka Balogun of Ibadan land.

Obasanjo arrived at the palace around 7:10am.

The former President was accompanied by Olayiwola Olakojo, the former secretary to the government of Oyo State.

Obasanjo, while speaking prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed monarch.

He promised his readiness to assist the family whenever the need arises.

Obasanjo said, “Kabiesi, sun re. You lived for the service of family, community, state and the nation. You served committedly and God granted you longevity.

“We pray that your soul will be with your creator and the family and community will continue to thrive”.

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