Buhari Lauds Late Olowo for His Exemplary Role in The Training And Development of Lawyers

  • Buhari describes late royal father was an accomplished legal luminary.
  • Activities at the lowest ebb in the town due to the demise of the monarch.

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolences to the family of Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, the Olowo of Owo and the people of Owo in Ondo State on the death of the highly revered traditional ruler.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said President Buhari also commiserated with the government and people of Ondo State on the demise of the monarch. who was a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a former Chairman of the Ondo State Council of Obas.

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The President, who affirmed that the late royal father was an accomplished legal luminary and tutor who played an exemplary role in the training and development of lawyers in the country during his days as a teacher in Nigeria Law School expressed his belief that the departed monarch will be fondly remembered and honoured for his numerous social, economic, educational, peacebuilding and community development initiatives which greatly endeared him to people in his domain and other admirers across the country.

President Buhari also assured that his thoughts and prayers are with them during the mourning period as the people of Owo and Ondo State prepare for his burial rites.

He prays that the almighty God will receive the soul of Oba Olateru-Olagbegi and grant his people a worthy successor.

Meanwhile, following his death, activities were at the lowest ebb in the town due to the demise of the monarch.

There has been restriction of movement into the palace as unauthorised people were turned back by the security at the main gate of the palace.

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All markets within the town opened for business except the popular Oja Oba market, known as Ulede market, situated within the palace, was closed down while traditional trees in the market had been cut as apart of traditional rites to mark the exit of the monarch.

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