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Soun will get state burial, Makinde assures

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
11 January 2022   |   3:36 am
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has assured that the late Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, will get a state burial.

Wife of the late Soun of Ogbomoso, Olori Olaronke Oyewumi (left); Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde and the monarch’s son, Dr. Aderemi Oyewumi during the governor’s condolence visit to the palace of Oba Jimoh Oyewumi in Ogbomoso…yesterday.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has assured that the late Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, will get a state burial.

Makinde announced this when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the late monarch, who passed December 12, 2021.

The governor, while addressing the family, chiefs and Ogbomoso community at the palace, yesterday, explained that the visit was to officially condole with the family and citizens of Ogbomosoland over the demise of the monarch, and his daughter, Prof. Taibat Danmale, who passed on Sunday.

He emphasised that the late monarch was a forthright and very blunt person, who spoke truth to power.