Governor Dapo Abiodun has described the late Dagburewe of Idowa, Oba Yinusa Adekoya, as an exemplary monarch of distinguished character, who loved his community and worked for its development.
Oba Yinusa Adekoya joined his ancestors on Sunday and was buried on Monday at his personal residence in Idowa according to the demands of his islamic faith.
Governor Abiodun who attended the burial ceremony noted that Oba Adekoya was an articulate as well as a cerebral monarch.
“He was an exemplary man of distinguished character and integrity; he was a very articulate and cerebral monarch. He was very knowledgeable and represented the Awujale very well
“When you say someone is loyal, he was a great example of loyalty. When you say someone loves his community and its development, Oba Adekoya loved Idowa, he loved Odogbolu, he loved God, he was a God-fearing man and he was a giver”, the governor said.
Governor Abiodun while calling on the people of the town and the state as a whole to live a life worthy of emulation, commiserated with the Awujale of Ijebuland and the Ijebu traditional council, over the passing of Oba Adekoya.
In his message, the Grand Mufti of Ogun State; Sheikh Sile Rufai, while calling on the sons and daughters of Idowa to take solace in the Almighty Allah that the late monarch lived a life of purpose, admonished people in the position of authority to live a life of service and purpose.
Sheikh Rufai who also called on the people of the town to see the death of the monarch as an act of Almighty Allah, charged them to imbibe the good characters of the late traditional ruler.
Also, former governor Gbenga Daniel expressed sadness at the passing of the monarch but extolled his virtues of rendering invaluable service to humanity in general and Ijebuland, in particular.
Daniel who a Senator – elect for Ogun East on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress(APC), said the Dagburewe would be sorely missed.
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of the Dagburewe of Idowa, Oba Yinusa Oladele Adekoya.
Though he passes on at a very ripe age, we would have preferred to have him on this side of eternity for longer.
His invaluable service to humanity in general and Ijebuland, in particular, would be sorely missed.
My heartfelt condolences to the Awujale of Ijebuland, His Royal Highness, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, CFR, on this painful demise of his long-standing lieutenant.
I also extend my commiseration to the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun on the loss of this great loss of a foremost traditional ruler in the state.
My sincere prayer is that God Almighty will grant Oba Adekoya’s family, the good people of Idowa and the entire Ijebu sons and daughters the strength to graciously cope with this loss.”