Abuja - The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed shock over the death of Oni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade.
Dogara, in a condolence message his spokesperson, Turaki Hassan, released, described the death of the monarch as monumental loss to Nigeria.
“I join our countrymen and women to mourn the demise of the Oni who was a father to all. Nigeria has lost one of its most respected and revered traditional rulers,” Dogara said.
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He added that the late monarch had lived a fulfilled life worthy of emulation and pray to God to give his family and the Ife Kingdom strength.
“The late monarch has lived a fulfilled life worthy of emulation and I pray God to give his family and the Ife Kingdom, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” Dogara added.
The Speaker also commiserated with the government and people of Osun State over the death of the revered monarch.
Adetokunbo Sijuwade, the son of the late the monarch, officially announced the death on Wednesday.
His father died in a London hospital at the age of 85.
- CAJ News