The Oluwo of Iwo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Dr Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has described the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi Olayiwola as a responsible father to the Yoruba nation.
Oluwo in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Alli Ibraheem, on Saturday said the death of Alaafin Adeyemi Olayiwola was a monumental loss to the traditional institution.
According to him, “I visited Baba Alaafin last week when my mind got attracted to him. We had private jolly talks. We were both happy and joyous as I drank from his wealth of history.”
“At our meeting, we scheduled an event for early next month (May) here in Osun State. As God would have it, I got the news of his demise this morning. But who dare question God?
“His vacuum is most likely irreplaceable. His death is no doubt the end of an era. He was a force and a true, responsible father to the Yoruba nation.
“Even at death, I will continue to adorn him by promoting his achievement. His love and loyalty to Yorubaland was never questionable. He served the land wholeheartedly. Till his death, he was still serving.
“May your depart be a rest as I pray God should forgive your shortcomings and grant you Aljana Firdaus. My condolences to the Adeyemis, the Oyomesi, Oyo Township, Oyo State and Nigeria at large.”