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
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Ariku Temitope
LSG demolished Sure P headquarter

The Lagos State Government demolished the headquarters of the Subsidy Re- investment and Empowerment Programme. Read more...

Submitted by
Mamman Umar
Is Plateau State police command e...

Why are policemen still mounting roadblocks at Naraquta and Bablae along Jos? Read more...

Submitted by
Chucks Oweh
Traffic wardens in Nigeria

It is no longer a story that the Nigeria Police Hierarchy, the Police Service Commission have deliberately abandoned a group of Nigerians employed by the federal government. Read more...

Submitted by
Awoniyi Paul Olukunle
My advice to Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has been disappointing Nigerian's because we voted him based on personality and his manifesto. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Strong appeal for global sanction...

Corruption and oppression by government officials must be discouraged by all means if Africa is to attain self-dependence. Read more...

Submitted by
Jackson Udom
Udom promises steady water and el...

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says he is intensifying efforts to ensure that the people of the State enjoy a steady supply of water and electricity within his 100 days in office. Read more...