By Niyi Olutunde, Akure
The Ondo state governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has described the demise of Olowo of Owo, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi as huge loss to Ondo state and Nigerian as a whole.
This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Yemi Olowolabi and made available to CityMirrorNews in Akure.
Akeredolu, who condoled with the late monarch’s immediate family, the people of Owo kingdom and indeed the entire citizens of Ondo State, noted that the sunshine state had lost one of its most cerebral royal fathers who combined deep intellectual capacity with admirable traditional flamboyance.
The statement reads further, “A law scholar of no mean repute, the late Olowo was a devout Christian whose reign ignited a remarkable revival of Pentecostal evangelism in the legendary palace of Olowo of Owo.
“The Governor also observed that in spite of the late monarch’s commitment to Christianity, the rich, robust and transcendental culture and traditions of Owo kingdom flourished under his leadership, just the same same Owo witnessed unprecedented development and all-round peace.
“On behalf of the government and the good people of Ondo State, Arakunrin Akeredolu thanks President Mohammadu Buhari, other state Governors and indeed distinguished Nigerians from all walks of lives for their condolence messages and comforting calls over the loss of this great son of Ondo State”.
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