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By: Ade Adeleke
Members of the Ondo State House of Assembly Committee on Local government and Chieftaincy affairs have visited the Palace of Olowo of Owo to condole the people of the ancient town over the passage of Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi.
The lawmakers who were led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Oleyelogun Bamidele David, described late Oba Folagbade as charismatic monarch.
Also in the team are Hon. (Prince) Abayomi Babatunde Akinruntan (ABA), Hon. Maito Suleiman (Chairman of the Committee), Hon. Bankole Felemu and other parliamentary members of Ondo State House of Assembly’s Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy.
“The monarch was a true traditional leader who served his kingdom and the country with distinction. His contributions to governance, infrastructural and social-cultural development of Owo kingdom would remain ever green”.
Oleyelogun described the late Olowo of Owo, as a quintessential monarch, who cherished peace and unity throughout his lifetime, stressing that the late legal icon had created a big vacuum that would be difficult to fill.
The Speaker prayed that God will guide the people of the ancient town in choosing the next Olowo, noting that late Olateru-Olagbegi’s reign brought about peace and even growth to Owo community and Ondo State.
Chief Jamiu Ekungba, who received the Assembly delegation, thanked the Assembly leadership for the visit, adding that the programmes of burial would be communicated to the House in the next few days.
Ekungba said the tenure of the Speaker has brought development to Owo and the state, even with the meager resources accruing to the state when compared to previous dispensations.