Ooni pays tributes to Soun of Ogbomoso

Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has described the death of Soun of Ogbomoso Oba Oladunni Oyewumi as a great loss to the people of Ogbomoso, Oyo State and Nigeria as a whole.

The monarch told NAN on Monday through his spokesman Moses Olafare that Ajagungbade’s death was a rude shock to him.

Oyewumi, who reigned for 48 years, died on December 12 at the age of 95.

Ooni said the Soun left behind many good legacies. “The royal father brought monumental development, not to Ogbomoso alone, but to Oyo State in general,” he said.

“It was during his reign that the economy of Ogbomoso blossomed making the community to be one of the economic centres of the south-west. We observed that his reign has brought peace to Ogbomoso and ensured unity of indigenes within and in the diaspora.”

Also, the Olowu of Owu-Kuta in Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun, Oba Adekunle Makama, said the Soun was a peaceful ruler whose reign brought development to Ogbomoso.

“He will be highly missed by the sons and daughters of Ogbomoso across the globe. As a businessman, before he ascended the throne, he gave his all to the advancement and progress of Ogbomoso.

“He will be highly missed at this crucial time when our country needs wise counsel from peace-loving kings of his calibre,” he said.