Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has spoken about the death of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade in public, for the first time since the reported death of the monarch in a London hospital.
According to Aregbesola, the last text message he received from Oba Sijuwade was touching. He promised to share the content of the message with the people of the state at the right time.
Speaking at a Special sitting at the Osun State House of Assembly to mark the 50th birthday of the Speaker of Osun Assembly, Hon. Najeem Salaam, the governor explained that he discussed the message with the Ife Royal Traditional Council during his meeting with them in Osogbo.
Aregbesola said Salaam deserves the prayer of all as he turns 50, noting that Osun at this stage needs quality leaders to steer the state to the desired level among states in Nigeria.
“The effective leadership we have provided in this state with the massive delivery of people oriented programmes could not have been without the appropriate cooperation of the House under the Speaker.
“It is therefore pertinent to note that the Speaker has been a major factor in the delivery of good governance and this we are optimistic will continue,” Aregbesola said.
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