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I’ll miss Alaafin of Oyo – Sultan of Sokoto

HIS Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto has reacted to the Friday transition of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III saying he will miss the monarch dearly.

A statement dated Saturday April 23, 2022, signed by Alhaji Sa’idu Maccido, Danburam Sokoto, Secretary to the Sultanate Council, Sokoto, said the

Sultan made the reaction on Saturday, upon his return from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he had travelled for Umrah, the Lesser Hajj, on getting the sad news that one of two Yoruba’s most powerful kings has passed on.

Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar, who is also the President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), described the late Yoruba monarch as a personal friend who he will miss forever even as he submitted that the sad incident was a rude shock.

The Chairman, National Traditional Rulers Council of Nigeria (NTRCN), called the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, Saturday afternoon, to pay his quick condolence ahead of a statement detailing his feelings about the death of the Alaafin.

“I just returned from Saudi Arabia when I heard about the demise of the fine monarch, even in Kano. I have talked to the governor in condolence to the family, the governor, and the people of Oyo State over the demise of the excellent monarch. His reign was remarkable. We would remember him for his contributions, especially when he was here as Chancellor of the Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto. Also we will remember him as a personal friend,” the Sultan said.

 

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