From left, the late Olubadan’s eldest son, Prof. Femi Lana, Olori Moriyike Odulana, the deceased daughter, Princess Bose Omotosho
From right, Oyo State Deputy Governor, Otunba Moses Alake, former PS, Mr. Ismael Olalekan Alli and former SA on Political Matters
Children of the late Oba Samuel Odulana Odugad, Princess Yemisi Sowumi, Prince Gbade, Princess Sade Bankole, and Prince Jide during the Service of Songs organised in honour of the late monarch on Sunday, 7 Feb. 2016
Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Sundy described the late Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1, as a man who lived a meaningful life worthy of emulation in all spheres.
Governor Ajimobi who was represented by his Deputy, Otunba Moses Adeyemo, stated this at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Aremo, Ibadan, during the Service of Songs organised in honour of the late monarch as part of the one-week burial activities lined up for him.
The monarch joined his forefathers on January 19, 2016 at 101 years after spending nine years on the throne.
Speaking, the governor in his tribute said, “Everybody knows that His Royal Majesty, the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Odulana, lived a meaningful life and he had contributed immensely to the development, not only of Ibadan land, but the whole of Oyo State and Nigeria as a whole. Everybody should emulate him. Based on what people have said about him here, even though most of us here were not born when the testimonies given about him took place, we should all emulate him because one day, everybody would die, whether you are a governor, a deputy governor or whatever. So, let us live our lives as if we are going to die the next day,” the governor said.
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Source:: PM Newspaper