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‘He Was Exemplary In Royalty’ – Reactions Trail Olubadan of Ibadan’s Death



Oyo Markets To Be Closed On Monday In Honour Of Late Olubadan

Different reactions have trailed the death of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, who died at the age of 93.

The first-class traditional ruler joined his ancestors in the early hours of Sunday at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Adetunji ascended the throne in March 2016 following the demise of his predecessor, Oba Samuel Odulana Odungade.

Prior to his coronation as the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji was the Balogun of Ibadanland. Oba Adetunji, who was the 41st Olubadan of Ibadan, was a successful businessman.

Following the death of the traditional ruler, Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the death of Oba Adetunji.

Some Twitter users described the late monarch as a royal icon, a great leader of his people and an exemplary royal father.

Below are some of the reactions culled by Naija News:

@olorunwababs wrote: “May Olubadan’s soul rest in peace. Always a great thing to see that the succession plan isn’t controversial. The next Olubadan is known and will get on at the right time. No drama, no trouble. The beauty of Ìbàdàn.”

@OgbeniDipo wrote: “May the soul of Oba Saliu Adetunji, Olubadan of Ibadan rest in peace. Condolences to his family members, the Oyo state government, and all Ibadan sons and daughters worldwide.”

@AkinAkinyo wrote: “Olubadan of Ibadan lived a purposeful life. He’ll be greatly missed. Sleep on Kabiyesi.”

@Oluomoofderby wrote: “The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has joined his ancestors. He was crowned the 41st Olubadan of Ibadan following his coronation on March 4, 2016.

“I remembered when he visited us in London in 2017. May his soul RIP.

@BayoAdedosu wrote: “As a bona fide Ibadan man, with the demise of the Olubadan, I am worried of what becomes of the throne. The next High Chief to ascend the throne is/was a card-carrying party man while the Osi next to the Otun owns a political party.

“How can we have a non-partisan Olubadan?”

@andyRoidO said: “On behalf of Minapakabo War Canoe House of Okochiri, I commiserate with the people of Ibadan on the passing of Oba Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadan, but I celebrate with you on the completion of his destiny and days, and his reunion with the Ancestors.”

@mrlurvy wrote: “Like [email protected] said ‘Agbotikuyo ni oye Olubadan’ People of Popo Yemoja are mourning and Ali Iwo compound is in a joyful mood. That’s who we are in Ibadan”

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