Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Ajimobi visits Alaafin’s burnt palace, laments damage

10 January 2013, 08:02

Ibadan - Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Wednesday paid a sympathy visit to the Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, to commiserate with him over the fire that destroyed his palace.

He said the fire destroyed artifacts, ornaments and traditional relics of Yoruba race. "The fire touched virtually everywhere and it was very devastating. It consumed virtually everything, including traditional attires, ornaments,” he said.

The governor said that from his personal assessment of the incident, the damage done to the palace was irreparable and colossal. He appealed to fire fighters to be more dedicated and effective in their operations, saying that the effect of the fire could have been minimised if urgent action was taken to put out the fire.

Ajimobi promised to assist the monarch in the reconstruction of the palace. He said that as a foremost traditional ruler, supporting the traditional ruler was the same as supporting Yorubaland.

"As a government, we are going to support the Kabiyesi and the Kabiyesi, as you know, has been at the forefront of support for the present administration in the state,” Ajimobi said.

- NAN

Tags ibadan
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Everything is NOT ok

It's really not OK at all. Read more...

Submitted by
Uchechukwu Agodom
Tax and citizen responsibility

There should be a technological mastery of tax collection and tax remittance in all the economic sectors of Nigeria to make taxation in the country world class. Read more...

Congratulations Hon. Simon Achuba...

A message of congratulations on Simon Achuba's appointment as Deputy Governor of Kogi State. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Who is to blame?

Who is really to blame for the current state of Nigeria? Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Who is investigating the mass gra...

When mass graves are found, it is a humanitarian alarm and trigger for immediate investigation. But frankly, who will investigate these mass graves when the suspected perpetrators are the State and Nigerian army?  Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
On Governor Oshiomhole's metamorp...

A advisory piece written in admiration of Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole. Read more...