Gabriel Dike and Shina Ogunbiyi
One of many firstclass conventional ruler in Lagos State, the Oniba of Iba, Oba Yishau Goriola Oseni is lifeless.
He handed on at aged 77 in his palace on Friday night time after a short sickness.
Oba Oseni ascended the throne at aged 31 and would have clocked 45 years on the throne by November 2020. He handed on after three days of sickness.
One of many wives of the Oba, Olori Alhaja Nofisat Oseni advised Sunday Solar that Oba Oseni was taken to the hospital on Wednesday and introduced again dwelling on Friday earlier than he died identical day within the night.
One of many youngsters of the monarch advised Sunday Solar that Oba Oseni was buried in accordance Muslim ceremony on Saturday.
She mentioned: ” There might be Oro competition right now (Saturday) and Ajeran Masquerade will come out on Monday.”
Markets and different social actions have been grounded because the unhappy information unfold whereas residents of Iba expressed shock on the demise of their conventional ruler.
In her tribute, chairperson of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Lagos State Council, Comrade Chief Agnes Funmi Sessi mentioned she acquired the information of Oba Oseni’s demise with impolite shock and condoled with the household, Iba neighborhood and the federal government of Lagos State.
“As the normal ruler/father of the host neighborhood to Lagos State College and likewise the daddy of the chairman, Senior Employees Affiliation of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), LASU department, Adewale Oseni, on behalf of the 44 unions beneath the NLC Lagos State Council, I commiserate with the youngsters, household, neighborhood and Lagos State on the passage of Oba Oseni.”
Sessi described Oba Oseni as an amiable and approachable royal father who left an indelible mark and likewise labored onerous to enhance the lot of Iba.
On July 16, 2016, Oba Oseni was kidnapped from his palace within the night time. Through the abduction, three individuals together with his chief safety have been shot demise by the abductors.
The abductors, who have been later arrested had demanded #500million from the royal household.