The Provost of St Peter’s Cathedral, Aremo, Ibadan, the Very Reverend Dr Wale Adebuji, said he administered the weekly Holy Communion on the late Olubadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1, the morning of his death.
Rev Adebuji said: “I came around yesterday (Tuesday) to administer the weekly holy communion, which I usually gave Kabiyesi every Tuesday. After the programme, he waved me goodbye in Yoruba language (O dabo). But I was surprised to hear in the evening that he had joined the saints.”
The cleric wrote in the condolence register: “We thank God for a fulfilled life lived by Kabiyesi. He actually and truly served God and humanity. May he rest in perfect peace.”
Also, the Chief Imam of Ibadan, Sheikh Abdulganiyu Abdulbakry Agbotomokekere, thanked the chiefs for their loyalty to the Olubadan.
He prayed for the chiefs and Ibadan as a city.
Rev Segun Okubadejo, President General, Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) wrote: “My first parishioner of the Cathedral of St Peter Aremo, Ibadan, has gone to be with the Lord. May the soul of Oba Odulana pass from death into life-Amen. I urge the next Olubadan to emulate his style of leadership”.