The Olupo of Ajase-Ipo, Oba Sikiru Atanda Woleola is dead.
Oba Woleola died on Sunday night, at the age of 69, following a brief illness in his home at Ajase-Ipo, Kwara State.
Reacting, the State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, expressed sadness over Woleola’s death.
Abdulrazaq also sympathized with the people of Ajase-Ipo of Irepodun Local Government Area, royal families, friends and associates, the Kwara State Council of Chiefs and the Irepodun traditional council on the passage of the monarch.
The statement read, “His Excellency the Governor received the news of the passage on Sunday night of his Royal Highness the Olupo of Ajase-Ipo with sadness and equanimity as we are constantly subject to the will of the Almighty Allah.
“The Olupo was a great man, a lover of his people, and an inimitable king under whom his people and community blossomed.
“His disposition to peace, harmony and development explains the love and wide acceptance he enjoyed from far and wide as a monarch.”
The governor, however, prayed the Almighty Allah to repose the soul of Oba Woleola and grant the community the fortitude to bear the loss.
Kwara monarch, Oba Sikiru Woleola is dead