Olubadan Set For Burial Today


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Late Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, will be buried today, the palace has said.

Director of Media and Publicity of the palace, Adeola Oloko, disclosed this in a Sunday statement.

The Herald earlier reported that the respected monarch died at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan earlier today.

“The 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland, and Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 has joined his ancestor.

“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,” the statement read.

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