The state of Osun House of Assembly, under the leadership of its Speaker, Hon. Najeem Salaam, has expressed its condolences to the people and government of Oyo state over the demise of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana.
In a statement by the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, the Assembly said though, the monarch was ripe in age, his contribution to Yoruba Nation, impact and positive influence in the country will be greatly missed.
The Assembly acknowledged that the late monarch left indelible marks in various positions he occupied in public service during his heyday, hence the virtuosity he brought to bear during his reign.
The parliament described the late traditional ruler as honest, decent and forthright, stressing that the late Oba Odulana spent his life serving humanity.
“Though aged, it is very unfortunate that the Olubadan died at this period that his elderly wisdom are required to achieve the change mantra of government at the federal and state levels.
“It is on record that Oba Odulana lived the largest part of his life to serve humanity in general and fought the course of his subjects at the levels where he had served, either as a public servant or as a traditional ruler,” the statement read.