Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has
commiserated with the people of Ibadan and the government of Oyo State on the
passing of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana.
The President, who also extended heartfelt condolences to
the family of the late monarch, described the highly-revered traditional ruler
as a patriot, promoter of peace, unity and champion of the wellbeing of his
He noted that the passage of Odulana was a great loss not
only to the people of Ibadan, but also the entire country as the rich and wise
counsel of the late royal father will be missed.
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“Nigeria needs the wisdom of such senior citizens and their
wealth of experience and moral standards, especially at a time like this that
we want to change the orientation and ethical values of our people to place
higher priority on hard work, discipline, honesty, accountability and
transparency,” said Buhari.
He enjoined all those who mourn the late Odulana to take
solace in the fact that he lived well and left behind remarkable imprints for his
successor and admirers to emulate.
President Buhari also prayed The Almighty to grant the soul
of the late Olubadan a peaceful rest.
Olubadan died in his sleep on Tuesday. He was 101.
- CAJ News