Former Nigerian President ‘Father Is Dead’.
The Olowu of Owu kingdom, Abeokuta, Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu has passed on.
The Ogun State Government announced the demise of the first-class Oba on Tuesday, saying he joined his ancestors on Sunday after a brief illness.
Owu is the homestead of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, where he was installed as the Balogun.
The late Olowu was installed in 2005 following the demise of late Oba Adisa Odeleye in 2003.
In a statement on Tuesday evening, the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuwape, expressed his condolences to the Chiefs and people of Owu over the demise of Oba Dosunmu.
Meanwhile, Governor Dapo Abiodun, has expressed shock over the transition of the Olowu, describing him as a man of peace and a passionate supporter.
Abiodun condoled with the monarch’s family and the people of Owu, asking them to take solace in the lasting impact he had on his domain.
He prayed God tro grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.