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Buhari Mourns ‘Remarkable’ Alaafin Of Oyo

Channels Television  
Updated April 23, 2022
A photo combination of President Muhammadu Buhari and late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III
A photo combination of President Muhammadu Buhari and late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday mourned the passing of the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III.

The royal father transitioned at the age of 83.

In a statement signed by spokesperson Femi Adesina, the President said the Alaafin’s reign had “covered major historic transitions in the country, and witnessed transformations in his domain.”

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“The President affirms that the Alaafin of Oyo’s 52 years rule was remarkable in many ways, most significant was the emphasis he placed on human development, thereby encouraging learning as a culture and formal education as a necessity while promoting values of peace and stability,” the statement added.

“As a highly revered traditional ruler, President Buhari notes the late monarch’s numerous participations in national meetings and conferences to shape the future of the country, and the living words of wisdom he shared at every opportunity on unity and people-focused governance.

“The President shares the grief with the Oyo State Traditional Council, Oba Lamidi’s family, friends, and associates, particularly in sports where he left another footprint.

“President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will receive his soul.”