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Regional News of Monday, 10 January 2022


Makinde announces state burial for late Soun of Ogbomoso

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has officially announced a state burial for the late Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, who joined his ancestors on December 12, 2021, while he paid a condolence visit to the family of the monarch.

The governor, while addressing the family, high chiefs and members of Ogbomoso community at the Palace of the Soun, said that the visit was to officially condole with the family and entire sons and daughters of Ogbomosoland over the demise of the foremost monarch and that of his daughter, Prof. Taibat Danmale, who died on Sunday.
Saying the late monarch deserved a state burial, Makinde added that the late monarch was a forthright and very blunt person, who used to speak truth to power always.

The governor, maintained that the monarch left a good legacy and did wonderfully well for the development of Ogbomoso and the Oyo State in general.

Earlier in his remark, the eldest son of the late monarch, Dr Aderemi Oyewumi, said that governor Makinde is one of the favourite governors of the late monarch, adding that the visit was highly appreciated.

He, therefore, pleaded with the governor to expedite action in installing another Soun of Ogbomoso land very soon.

Meanwhile, the ruling house whose turn is to produce the next Soun has set up a committee that would screen the aspirants who had expressed interest in being the next Soun of Ogbomoso.

Members of the committee which were inaugurated on Sunday, are expected to commence screening of the aspirants as soon as possible

The committee whose term of reference will be to conduct interviews for the aspirants, review their characters, conducts, profiles, physical fitness, tolerance, forbearance, is expected to recommend candidates that would be presented for endorsement by the whole family and subsequently kingmakers.

Members of the Laoye ruling house told Vanguard the selection of members for the screening committee would be based on competence, justice and fairness.