- The traditional ruler is survived by wives and children.
- Osinbajo says late monarch lived a life of significance.
Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said reacted to the passage of Oniru of Iruland, Oba Abiodun Oniru, saying he lived a life of significance and contribution to the nation.
Speaking during a condolence visit to the family of the late monarch on Wednesday at his Victoria Island Palace in Lagos, after the passage of the monarch on Monday through a brief illness aged 82, Osinbajo said that the late Oniru’s guidance and counsel all the time was impactful.
The deceased is survived by wives and children, among whom are a former Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront, Adesegun Oniru, and an On-Air personality, Tolu Demuren, also known as Toolz.
Osinbajo recalled that during the time he was serving as Lagos State Attorney-General, the traditional ruler was always there to offer his support.
“So, we are all deeply saddened about his departure and we have all lost a father, we have all lost a dear father.
“We thank God that he lived a life of significance; he lived a life of serious contribution to our state and the nation.
“So, on behalf of the Federal Government and President Muhammadu Buhari, I express sincere condolence to the Oniru family and to our state, Lagos State,’’ he said.
Responding, Adesegun thanked the Vice President on behalf of the family for finding time out his busy schedule to come to condole with the family.
He also recalled that while Osinbajo served as the Attorney General of Lagos State, he also served in that cabinet which had contributed a lot to the nation.
Osinbajo had earlier signed the condolence registrar.