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Obasanjo visits late Olubadan’s family

Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Saliu Adetunji.

Oba Adetunji died after a brief illness on Sunday, January 2 at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State. He was aged 93.

On his arrival at the Popo-Yemoja Palace of the late Olubadan, Obasanjo was received by Olubadan’s widow, Rasheedat, and Nureni Akanbi, Gbonka Balogun of Ibadan, who is also Rasheedat’s elder brother.

Obasanjo was accompanied on the trip by a former secretary to the government of Oyo State Olayiwola Olakojo.

The former president prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed first class traditional ruler and promised his readiness to assist the family whenever the need arose.

In his tribute in the condolence register, Obasanjo wrote: “Kabiyesi, sun re. You lived for the service of family, community, state and the nation.

“You served committedly and God granted you longevity. We pray that your soul will be with your creator and the family and community will continue to thrive.”

Rasheedat thanked the former president for the visit and assured him that he would be carried along as plans unfolded.

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