President Muhammadu Buhari today commiserated with the people of Ibadan and the government of Oyo State on the passing away of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana.
He said the monarch’s death is a great loss not only to the people of Ibadan, but also the entire country.
Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Odulana’s rich and wise counsel would be missed.
The President also extended condolences to the family of the late monarch.
He described the deceased as a patriot, promoter of peace, unity and champion of the wellbeing of his subjects.
“Nigeria needs the wisdom of such senior citizens and their wealth of experience and moral standards, especially at a time like this that we want to change the orientation and ethical values of our people to place higher priority on hard work, discipline, honesty, accountability and transparency.” Buhari said of the late Olubadan.
He enjoined all those who mourn Odulana to take solace in the fact that he lived well and left behind remarkable imprints for his successor and admirers to emulate.
The President also prayed God to grant the soul of the late Olubadan a peaceful rest.