President Buhari mourns Olubadan of Ibadan
By Benjamin Arida://
President Muhammadu Buhari has described late Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji as a visionary and passionate leader.
Buhari made this assertion while extending his heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Oyo State, the Royal Family, the Olubadan-in-council and the people of Ibadan on the passing of Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, who died at the age of 93.
The President stated this in a statement made available to journalists by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina on Sunday.
“The President affirms that the late Kabiyesi was a visionary and compassionate leader, who used the spheres of his influence as a respected traditional ruler and a lover of the creative industry to advance the progress of his people, encouraging and motivating them to give their best in their vocation and to the nation.
“While his demise understandably leaves a huge void to fill, the President urges the people of Ibadan and Nigerians from different walks of life to honour the eternal memory of the deceased by imbibing the virtues he cherished so much: generosity, peace, tolerance and devotion to unity” the statement stated.
Oba Adetunji is the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland.