Sultan, Ooni, Etsu Nupe, monarchs condole with Oba Adekunle Adeagbo over mother’s death

“Her Royal Majesty was generous and caring to all those who came across her during her lifetime”

By John Odunayo

THE National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria has commiserated with the Oore of Otun Ekiti and the Paramount Ruler of Mobaland, Ekiti State, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adekunle Adeagbo, on the demise of his loving mother, Her Royal Majesty, Olori Janet Ara Adeagbo.

The Council, chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. (Dr.) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, and co-chaired by the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, said, “The news of the departure of this great Olori of substance left the Council bewildered as to what happened”.

Olori Janet Adeagbo, popularly known as ‘Iya Oba’, a business woman and Chairman of Kadejan Hotels, Bashorun Ibadan, passed on to glory on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at the age of 87.

The condolence message from the traditional rulers nationwide was contained in the Council’s letter dated July 9, 2024 by the Chairman, Coordinating Committee and the Etsu Nupe, HRH Alh. (Dr) Yahaya Abubakar, written on his behalf by the Council’s Director of Administration, Alh. Kassim N. Yawa.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Ooni of Ife, Etsu Nupe and other traditional rulers, in the letter, sympathised with the Oore, Oba Adeagbo, an active member of the National Council, who has demonstrated leadership and passion for the development of Nigeria, ensuring peace, harmony and tranquility in his community and an apostle of religious tolerance.

The Nigerian monarchs stated, “The Council is deeply touched and also share in the pain His Royal Majesty and the entire family of HRM, Oba (Dr) Adekunle Adeagbo are passing through at moment.

“Her Royal Majesty was generous and caring to all those who came across her during her lifetime.

“However, we cannot question God because our being alive is dependent on Him and we must always submit to His will. As mortals, we are constantly reminded that we are on transit on this side of the divide, but all we ask God is to grant us long life in good health as we journey the distance.

“May God grant her soul eternal rest and His Royal Majesty, the family and Oore of Otun Moba kingdom the fortitude to bear the loss”.

According to a statement from the Adeagbo Family, the remains of the late HRM Janet Adeagbo will be buried at Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State on Friday, September 27, 2024.

The weeklong burial arrangements, which will begin on Wednesday September 25, 2024 would be concluded with a Thanksgiving Service on Saturday, September 28, 2024.

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