President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade, who died on January 19, 2016, at the age of 101, was a blessing to Nigeria because he lived without blemish.
Buhari, who was represented by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo at the funeral service of the monarch at the St. Peter’s Cathedra, Aremo, Ibadan, said Nigeria would remain proud that a forthright king like Odulana lived amongst us and left a legacy worthy of emulation.
While delivering the President’s message, Osinbajo said Buhari had planned to be at the event but because he just returned from a short holiday, he could not come to the burial service.
He said, “I bring greetings from the president who would have wanted to be here personally. He had in fact promised to be here but he was unable to do so because he just arrived in the country only yesterday.
“I am happy and honoured to be here not just as a representative of the president but in my own right as a proud son of the Olubadan. We must truly be grateful to the Almighty God that a man of such substance worked amongst us.