Oyetola mourns late Akirun of Ikirun, Olawale
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has expressed sadness over the death of the Akirun of Ikirun, AbdulRauf Olawale Adedeji II.
The monarch, Olawale died on Wednesday night, DAILY POST reported.
The late Akirun is the father of the state’s current Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology, Hon. Babatunde Olawale.
Oyetola in a Press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, commiserated with the first son of the monarch and Hon. Olawale, the immediate family, associates and the people of Ikirun.
Oyetola applauded the late monarch’s leadership style, noting that Ikirun demonstrated strong concern and commitment to the welfare and the development of Ikirun.
The governor said: “I received with sadness news of the demise of the Akirun of Ikirun, Oba AbdulRauf Olawale Adedeji II.
“As a leader, Oba Adedeji cared for his people, demonstrated strong concern and commitment to their welfare and the development of Ikirun. During his reign, Ikirun witnessed tremendous development, peace and stability.
“The late traditional ruler was a respected father and a huge supporter of our Administration. We will miss him for his wise counsel, wisdom and courage. Baba will also be long remembered for his impacts, achievements and outstanding legacies.
“I pray Allah forgive his shortcomings, admit him into Aljanah Firdaus and comfort his family and loved ones at this difficult period.”