In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, July, 2020

What President Buhari Has To Say About Late Ooni Of Ife, 40 Years After His Demise

What President Buhari Has To Say About Late Ooni Of Ife, 40 Years After His Death

Oba Adesoji Aderemi

Oba Adesoji Aderemi

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, paid glowing tribute to the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Adesoji Aderemi, 40 years after his demise.

In keeping with Th PUNCH, Aderemi, a political determine, was the Ooni of Ife between 1930 and July three, 1980 when he died on the age of 90.

The primary class monarch served because the governor of the Western Area between 1960 and 1962.

The Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a press release mentioned Buhari eulogised the late conventional ruler in a letter addressed to the deceased’s household.

The President mentioned it was heartwarming that the late monarch’s reminiscence remained evergreen.

He urged his members of the family to maintain the reminiscence alive for the steerage and inspiration of the present and subsequent generations

Buhari’s letter learn, “It provides me deep sense of delight and fulfilment to do that temporary tribute in reminiscence of the illustrious Ooni of Ife, Oba Adesoji Tadenikawo Aderemi, who reigned between 1930 and 1980.

“On this 40th remembrance of the good man, the nation remembers the imprints of a foremost nationalist, very profitable businessman, former governor, Western Area (1960-1962), and conventional ruler, on the sands of time.

“To the good thing about his reminiscence, Ooni Aderemi constructed colleges, dispensaries, church buildings, museums, and attracted the institution in his area of waterworks, electrical energy tasks, and the College of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo College, Ile-Ife).


“It is usually on document that the revered monarch was a member, Legislative Council of Nigeria (1946-1951); delegate, African Convention, London (1948); President, Western Home of Chiefs (1952-1960); member, Federal Home of Representatives/Minister (1952-1954); led Nigeria’s delegation to Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation (1953); and member, Nigeria Constitutional Conferences (1953-1958).

“Because the household remembers this superior persona, knighted twice by the Queen of England, it gladdens the center that his reminiscence stays evergreen. Please, hold this alive, for the steerage and inspiration of the present and subsequent generations.

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“Could God give us extra illustrious folks within the mould of Ooni Adesoji Aderemi. Amen.”

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