Kwara loses first class monarch

 

First class monarch, Olupo of Ajase-Ipo Oba Sikiru Atanda Woleola is dead.

The late monarch, who was in his 70s, passed on around 10pm on Sunday, February 21 after a brief illness in his country home of Ajase-Ipo, it was gathered.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has commiserated with the traditional institution and the people of Ajase-Ipo of Irepodun local government area on the passage of the monarch.

“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.

Ajakaye added that “on behalf of the people and government of Kwara State, the Governor commiserates with the Kwara state council of Chiefs led by his Royal Highness the Emir of Ilorin, the Irepodun traditional council, the people of Ajase-Ipo, the immediate and extended royal families of the ancient town, and friends and associates of the Olupo on this sad development.

“He prays the Almighty Allaah to repose the soul of the monarch, and grant the community the fortitude to bear the loss.”

Adeola Abejide

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