THE Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has said the traditional institution will miss the Olubadan of Ibadan Land, Oba Saliu Adetunji who joined his ancestors on Sunday.
The Secretary to the Sultanate Council commiserates with the government, Olubadan family and people of Oyo State over the Olubadan of Ibadan Land, Oba Saliu Adetunji who joined his ancestors on Sunday.
The Sultan, who described Oba Adetunji as an enigma, noted that the traditional institution in Nigeria will miss the visionary disposition of the monarch, who died in the early hours Sunday 2 January, 2022 at the age of 93.
He said Oba Adetunji’s quality life was well spent on advancing the progress of his people, who he also motivated to be themselves and be part of the better Nigeria project for the good of all.
“Recently I was with the monarch at his palace in Ibadan. Today he is gone because we have no way of avoiding it as we come from Allah and unto him we will all return. We can only take our solace in the fact that he lived life for others to live and benefited many,” he said.
The Sultan prayed for the repose of the king in Al-Jannah Firdaus, while asking the family and others he left behind to be granted the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.