Monday, August 4, 2014

Ikorodu Monarch, Oba Oyefusi Dies At 83

The Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Salaudeen Oyefusi, is dead. He was said to have died on Saturday.

A statement by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Ademorin Kuye, said Oyefusi, who was also the Vice Chairman of the Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs, died at the age of 83.

The statement, “With gratitude to God for a life well spent and in meritorious service to his people, Lagos State Government regrets to announce the passing on to glory of the Ayangburen of Ikorodu and Vice Chairman of the Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs, Oba Salaudeen Afolabi Oyefusi, OON, which sad event occurred 2nd August, 2014. He was aged 83. Funeral arrangement will be announced later.”

It was gathered that the monarch had been ill since May 2014, but the nature of the ailment could not be ascertained.

Oyefusi was born on 8 July, 1931. He was installed Ayangburen of Ikorodu in September 1971.
Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, lamented the monarch’s passage, describing it as“most unfortunate and very hard to believe.”

He said the transformation that Lagos State witnessed since his assumption of office half a century ago, would stand his name in good stead for many years to come.
May his soul R.I.P.


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