‘He Was Worthy Ambassador Of Oduduwa’
ONDO State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has described the departed Ooni Of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade as an exemplary traditional ruler who carried himself in a manner expected of an ambassador of the Oduduwa deity.
In his condolence message issued by the state Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade in Akure on Thursday, Mimiko condoled with the entire Yoruba nation on the the demise of the revered king, declaring that the late monarch successfully protected and brought more dignity and colour to the throne of his fore fathers.
He said the lives the late Oba touched and the glamour and panache he brought to the traditional institution made it more attractive and exposed it as a veritable avenue to work for the people and affect the society positively.
Submitting that the Ooni would be sorely missed by the entire nation, Mimiko prayed that the spirit of the departed would bring glory, peace and advancement to Ife Kingdom, Yoruba nation and Nigeria in general.