Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, state governors and other top government dignitaries are billed to be present at the final burial ceremony of the late monarch of the biggest city in Africa, Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1, the Olubadan of Ibadan land, scheduled for February 12.
Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi disclosed this in Ibadan on Friday, Jan. 22.
“Our own dear President and my colleague governors will top list of dignitaries we will be inviting to give late Oba Odugade a befitting burial. I’m using this medium to solicit the support of Ibadan people at home and in the Diaspora to join hands with us to make the ceremonies grand”, the governor said.
Ajimobi, who said the late monarch was one of the people instrumental to him becoming the State Governor, described him as his father, saying it was a personal loss to him.
He advised the next Olubadan and the ones after him to emulate the good characters and humble way of life of the late Oba Odugade Odulana for the continued development, peace and progress of Ibadanland.