The Popoyemoja Palace has confirmed that the remains of the late Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji will be buried today.
Naija News had earlier reported that the monarch died at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The palace disclosed this in a statement released through its Director of Media and Publicity, Adeola Oloko, titled, “Olubadan passes on, to be buried today”.
The statement read, “The 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland, and Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 has joined his ancestors.
“Oba Adetunji, 93, passed away in the early hours of this morning at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan.
“He is survived by his wife, Olori Rashidat Ololade Adetunji, Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
“He will be buried at 4.00 pm today at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan Palace according to Muslim rites. Other things follow later.”
Naija News understands that the remains of the late Olubadan of Ibadan have arrived at the palace.
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