By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan
Ambassador Shina Alege has commiserated with Iseyin people over the passage of Oba Abdulganiy Salawudeen Adekunle Ajinese 1.
Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that the Nigerian envoy to Ukraine, Ambassador Shina Alege and the entire Alege family in Iseyin have commiserated with the people of Oyo State, especially Iseyin community on the transition of the late Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Dr. Abdulganiy Salawudeen Adekunle Oloogunebi Ajinese 1.
Ambassador Alege, in a statement he signed on behalf of the Alege family said Iseyin has lost a king that was father to all and will be greatly missed by his people.
He went further to highlight the achievements of the late monarch to include bringing Iseyin back to the world map in the area of human and physical development as he was instrumental to road constructions as well as relocation of multinational companies to the ancient community.
Oba Adekunle joined his ancestors on Sunday morning, leaving wives, children and the royal household and has been mourned my Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde and other Nigerians.
“Ambassador Shina and Mrs Abisola Alege and the entire Alege family of Areosegbe Compound, Iserin, Iseyin hereby deeply express our sincere condolences to the family of our highly revered and esteem Kabiyesi of Iseyinland, the late Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Adekunle Salawudeen, Aginase 1 who passed away yesterday, Sunday, July 24, 2023 to be with his ancestors.
“His fatherly impacts, and influence to the developments of Iseyin, Oke Ogun, and Oyo State in general will be greatly missed, he will be fondly remembered by the Iseyin sons and daughters both at home and in diaspora as the city witnessed unprecedented development and transformation during his entire peaceful reign.
“O DIGBA, KABIYESI, KA TO R’ERIN ODI’GBO, KATO R’EFON O D’ODAN, KATO R’EYE BI OKIN, O DI INU AGINJU NINU IGBO, KATO RIRU AJAO ODI ORUN ALAKEJI.”
The burial rites for the late Aseyin is ongoing as all religious leaders and community development stakeholders have thronged the palace to catch a glimpse of the late king.