Olowo’s Demise a Big Loss to Nigeria – Saraki

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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Follwing the formal announcement by  the Olowo-in- Council of the sudden departure of the Olowo of Owo, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola has expressed sadness the departure of the late king and described the death as a big loss to Nigeria at a time the nation’s leadership  need wise counsel and experience to solve the various problems confronting her.

He described late Oba Olagbegi as a humane monarch who contributed immensely to the development of Owo in particular, Ondo State and Nigeria, in general.

Saraki, in statement by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that the late royal father would be remembered for his peaceful disposition and the leadership he provided in the education sector.

He stated that the legacies of hardwork, integrity and patience of the late monarch left in the Nigeria Law School where he rose through the ranks to become the Director General will remain a reference point for a long time.

said: “The Olowo of Owo was one traditional ruler whose impact extended far beyond domain. His contributions to the development of tertiary institutions in the country as Chancellor of the Universities of Benin, Abuja and Jos respectively at various times during his lifetime speak volume.

demise is a colossal loss to the country in particular and humanity in general. He shall be dearly missed.

“Even before ascending the throne of forefathers, Oba Olagbegi was an epitome of royalty, calm, full of wisdom and dignity personified”, Saraki stated.

He commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the Olowo-In-Council, and the and government of Ondo State the irreparable loss.

He prayed God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal peace and family and loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss.