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General News of Monday, 22 February 2021

Source: Legit

Tragedy in southwest as first class Oba dies

A first-class monarch in Kwara state, the Olupo of Ajase-Ipo, Oba Sikiru Atanda Woleola II, has died at the age of 70.

The Nation reported that the traditional ruler died on Sunday, February 21, 2021, after a brief illness in his country home of Ajase-Ipo.

The Kwara state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has described the death of the monarch as sad.

He also sent his condolence message to the people of Ajase-Ipo of Irepodun local government area over the tragedy. The statement read:

“His Excellency the governor received the news of the passage on Sunday night of his Royal Highness the Olupo of Ajase-Ipo with sadness and equanimity as we are constantly subject to the will of the Almighty Allaah.

“The Olupo was a great man, a lover of his people, and an inimitable king under whom his people and community blossomed. His disposition to peace, harmony and development explains the love and wide acceptance he enjoyed from far and wide as a monarch,” the governor said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye.

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