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Regional News of Wednesday, 15 December 2021


Buhari mourns death of Owu king

The late Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu Amororo II The late Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu Amororo II

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences to the government and people of Ogun State, as well as the Royal family on the passing of the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu Amororo II.

Recall, MyNigeria reported that Oba Dosunmu died after a brief illness on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

The late Olowu was installed in 2005 after the death of the late Oba Adisa Odeleye in 2003.

Owu is the homestead of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, where he was installed as the Balogun.

The President joined the Ogun State Council of Obas and Nigerian film producers in mourning the demise of the respected First Class traditional ruler and the producer of TV soap, the Village Headmaster, recognized as the longest-running Nigerian TV series for over 20 years, according to Daily Post.

This was disclosed in a statement by Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday.

Buhari believed that the Olowu would be fondly remembered for his love and tireless work to champion the interests and well-being of his community.

The President noted that theater practitioners in Nigeria and around the world, as well as students of drama, will remember Oba Dosunmu’s brilliant works on stage and screen, which have been preserved for the delight and education of the upcoming generation, according to Daily Post.

Buhari prayed that the memory of the late Oba will be a blessing to his family, friends and community as his soul returns to his Creator.