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Osun State Gov not present at Ooni’s Burial

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the late Ooni of Ife, Oba okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse ll of Ile Ife, Osun state.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola, of Osun state, was on August 14 absent at the ecumenical service held for the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade as many important dignitaries trooped in from home and abroad to pay their last respect to the Imperial Majesty of Yoruba land .
Ogeni Aregbesola was represented by the secretary to the state government, Moshood Adeoti, who said the state governor was necessarily absent because he was summoned to Lagos for a very crucial meeting.
The governor, according to the delivered speech by secretary, praised the Ooni of Ife for his contributions toward the raise of Yoruba culture.
Aregbesola has recently stated that Sijuwade sent a text message to him before he traveled abroad for medical treatment and committed him and the state administration into the constant guidance of God.
Among the notable persons that graced the burial ceremony are Vice President, Yemi Osinabajo, Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state, Senator Iyiola Omisore, Senator Babajide Omoworare; former Ambassador to Switzerland, Ambassador Olusegun Bamigbetan; Deputy Speaker of Osun State, Hon. Adegboye Akintunde; Obas and legislators to mention but few.
President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari was also not resent at the ceremony but he mourned with the whole Nigeria.
Buhari in a sent statement said that Ooni’s place in Nigeria’s history is assured and the nation will long celebrate the monarch.
view of the burial ceremony of His Eminence Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse ll of Ile Ife, Osun state.”

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arrives: Photo Credit: Emmanuel Osodi
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arrives: Photo Credit: Emmanuel Osodi
Members of the Ogboni fraternity parading the town of Ile-Ife Photo Credit: Emmanuel Credit
Members of the Ogboni fraternity parading the town of Ile-Ife Photo Credit: Emmanuel Credit
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