Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has been buried after traditional and Islamic rites.
The Chief Iman of Oyo, Sheikh Mos’ud Ajokidero and other notable Islamic clerics in Oyo and neighboring towns performed the funeral prayers.
An Oyo prince and a close relative of the Alaafin, Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu, confirmed the burial of the monarch to AN24TV.
Islamic clerics led by the Chief Imam of Oyo town were joined by members of the family of the late traditional ruler and some of his chiefs to offer prayers for the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
After the prayers, his body was taken back to the palace where the final burial was held.
A large crowd of Oyo indigenes and people from the neighboring towns flocked the palace to witness the burial.
Meanwhile, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has reacted to the death of the traditional ruler as a huge loss to the state, Nigeria, and the Yoruba race.
He described Oba Adeyemi’s death as a personal loss to him, adding that he was an ever-supportive royal father and a worthy leader who spared nothing in trying to make Oyo State and Nigeria greater.
The governor, who said Alaafin’s words of advice and guidance were always golden and helpful, condoled with the Oyo State Traditional Council, the Oyomesi, Oba Adeyemi’s immediate family, the people of Oyo Kingdom, and the entire Yoruba race and prayed to God to grant peace to the soul of the departed monarch.
He stated that apart from Oyo State losing its last man standing in the rank of experienced monarchs with long years of royal leadership, it has also lost a royal institution and an authority, which Alaafin had become by virtue of his high-octane understanding of Yoruba history, politics, and national development.
AN24TV also gathered that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is also among prominent leaders who have paid tribute to the late Alaafin whom he said was a symbol of Nigeria’s epic struggle for self-discovery and self-actualization.
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo stated in his letter that the late highly revered monarch was a patriotic and respected traditional ruler who had immeasurable love for his people and great faith in a united Nigeria.