Oba Adeyemi was a cultural, historical bank – Akosin of Yorubaland
The death of Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III has been identified as a loss of cultural, traditional and historical banks of the Yoruba race.
Akosin of Yorubaland Chief Habeeb Okunola made the remark in his condolences to the family of the late Paramount ruler of Oyo kingdom, Oba (Dr) Adeyemi, people and government of Oyo State over the death of the custodian of Yoruba history and tradition.
According to Chief Okunola, The late monarch was not only a father to the people of Oyo but to the generality of people in Yorubaland going by his unique way of relating with people and contributing to their uplift not minding their cultural, religious, tribal and economic differences.
He posited that the death of Alaafin came at a time he was most needed to reposition Oyo State and Nigeria to become peaceful and secured human societies.
Akosin condoled with the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Mainde, the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, the people of Oyo town particularly the immediate family of Oba Adeyemi and the Oyo Mesi over the demise of a memorable Oba in Yorubaland.
“Kabiesi Alaafin no doubt came to this world, saw a lot of things and conquered numerous ones which he used for the better livings of not only his subjects but every being he related within the capacity of a traditional ruler,” Chief Okunola disclosed.
He prayed onto God to be with the family the Imperial Majesty left behind while he added that they shall all be given fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss of someone so dear to them.
Chief Okunola appealed to God to forgive the shortcomings of Alaafin Adeyemi and reward all his deeds with Aljannat Firdaus.