Gov Ododo mourns Olubadan, Oba Olalekan Balogun , commiserates with Oyo people



The Governor of Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo has condoled the government and people of Oyo State and the Olubadan-in-Council over the demise of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Olalekan Balogun who joined his ancestors after a brief illness on Thursday at the age of 81.

In a condolence message signed by the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Ismaila Isah, Governor Ododo expressed shock over the death of the late Olubadan whom he noted was celebrating only his second anniversary on the throne of his forefathers during the week.

According to the statement, Governor Ododo noted that the late Olubadan was a progressive traditional ruler whose reign within a period of two years brought about the sustenance of peace and stability in Ibadan land and the Oyo State Traditional Council in general.

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The Governor prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the late Olubadan and for the almighty Allah to grant his family and the entire people of Ibadan land the fortitude to deal with the passing of the late Monarch.

The late Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Olalekan Balogun who ascended the throne of his forefathers in March 2022, died on Thursday and has been laid to rest in Ibadan the Oyo State Capital in accordance with Islamic rites.

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