Chairman, Senate Committee on Privatization and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has commiserated with the government and people of Oyo state over the demise of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Olalekan Balogun Alli Okunmade II.

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Kalu, who is the Ashipa Seriki Mayegun of Ibadanland, acknowledged the robust contributions of the late monarch to the social, economic and political development of Ibadanland, Oyo State and Nigeria.

The former Governor, while extolling the virtues of the late traditional ruler, urged leaders to emulate the exemplary qualities of the late Oba Balogun.

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In a condolence message, the former Governor, expressed sadness over the loss, adding that the late monarch was a nationalist, who was passionate about the unity and progress of Nigeria.

He said, “I mourn the passing of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Olalekan Balogun Alli Okunmade II.


“He was a well-respected monarch owing to his selflessness, patriotism, humility and commitment to community service.

“The late monarch will be forever remembered for leaving behind worthy legacies for his family to uphold.

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“His demise is a huge loss to the nation”.

Kalu prayed to Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the late monarch and grant him al-Jannah Firdaus.



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