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Oba Oyewumi’s reign peaceful, progressive – Osinbajo

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VICE-president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has described the reign of the late Soun of Ogbomoso , Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, as a long , peaceful and progressive one.

  The vice president stated this during the thanksgiving funeral of the late Soun of Ogbomoso, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, held at first Baptist Church, Oke Elerin,Ogbomoso, on Sunday.

  Prof Osinbajo, while extolling the virtues of the late monarch across all divides said he portrayed exceptional and transformational style of leadership with contentment.

  The vice president, reading from the book of John 15:1-8, noted that the late Soun was passionate about Ogbomoso development with a record of attracting about 150 secondary schools, law courts, police area command, among others to the town during his reign .

  “Without a doubt, the Oba’s passing has created a big vacuum among the league of traditional rulers in Nigeria. And this is not just because of his age and almost half a century on the throne. It is because he was not just there, he made remarkable contributions to Ogbomosho and to Nigeria, for which the nation honoured him twice, first as Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and then as Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR).

  “But we must also note that while contented with outcomes, he was never one to sit idly doing nothing. He always made his plans diligently and meticulously. Then with remarkable diligence, he always made all the efforts necessary to see them to fruition. Thus, Ajagungbade III didn’t just live through his 95 years of sojourn on earth, his entire existence, both private and public, encapsulates a noble life of transparent leadership and service,” Osibanjo stated.

In his remarks, Governor Seyi Makinde expressed happiness that he fulfilled the singular wish of the late Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, to ensure the sole ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), before the monarch joined his ancestors.

  Makinde noted that Oba Oyewumi, in his lifetime, stood and worked hard for the development of Ogbomoso and Oyo State at large.

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