8th Day Fidau has been held for the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun who joined his Ancestors last week at 81.

The event which took place at the popular Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo State was witnessed by Muslims, Christians and traditionalists who prayed for the reposed soul of the late monarch, charging the living always to remember that death is inevitable, hence the need to live a good life.

While delivering an Islamic Sermon, Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh Abubakri Agbotomokekere who spoke through a former Lecturer at the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan,  Professor Kamil Oloso said, attending burials should teach people that everyone would one day go back to their Creator irrespective of their status.

Two family Heads popularly known as Mogajis in Ibadan, Nurudeen Akinade and Ajibola Salawu said the late monarch was a grassroots mobiliser, lover of peace and a Cerebral Ibadan man whose impacts could not be underestimated.

 A cleric at the palace of the late monarch, Pastor Olusoji Adediji admonished people to be in peace with one another, saying everyone will give account of whatever they did while on earth.

Dignitaries at the Friday included the former Governor of Oyo State and the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta, Alhaji Dawood Akinola, younger brother of the deceased, Senator Kola Balogun, Wives and Children of the late Olubadan among Others.

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