The Permanent Secretary, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Kolawole has extolled the virtues of the late Oba Lamidi Oke, the Alayegun of Ode-Omu, who just joined his ancestors.
In a condolence statement released to newsmen today in Osogbo, the State capital, Kolawole said the demise of the monarch is a great loss not only to the people of Ode-Omu where he reigned but also that of Modakeke where the late revered monarch lived all his life before his ascension to the throne of his forbearers.
He described the reign of Oba Lamidi Oke as Alayegun of Ode-Omu as symbolic one particularly for all indigenes of Modakeke and Ode-Omu as he said it further strengthens the age-long ancestral ties of the two towns in the State.
The SUBEB boss reminiscence on his several engagements with the late monarch since his own infant which he described as always a moment of knowledge acquisition and a perfect example of father, husband, community leader and a pious creator of Allah.
Extolling the late monarch further, Alhaji Kolawole, described Oba Lamidi as a lover of education, communal peace and progress.
He condoled with the immediate families of Baba, the people of Ode-Omu, Modakeke, and Osun in general, the education topnotch expressed delight as a result of the worthy life Baba lived and the good legacies he left behind.
Alhaji Kolawole expressed confidence that posterity would always be kind to him because of the good life he lived while also praying to Allah to forgive the late monarch of his sins and grant him alijanah fridaus.
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