Following the death of the Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, the paramount ruler of Oyo town, preparations are going on to bury the remains of the Alaafin.
Naija Banquet gathered that works have begun at Baara where the Alaafin of Oyo will be buried by 4pm today.
According to the history of Oyo Empire, all Alaafins are to be laid to rest at Baara where their journey for after-life begins.
Meanwhile, Naija Banquet have gathered five (5) historical facts you probably did not know about the late monarch in a previous post.
In his reaction to Alaafin’s death, the new Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun Alli Okunmade II said the death of Oba Lamidi marks the end of a remarkable and glorious era.
Olubadan in a statement signed by him wrote:
“A highly scholarly, pragmatic and dynamic monarch with undiluted love for his race and people, Alaafin would be sorely missed by humanity for his contributions which would continue to speak for him eternally.
“Together with the late Alaafin, we have been friends for a very long time. So, his death is a personal loss to me and very painful too that he won’t be around now that I have become Olubadan to share from his rich experience.
“Death is an inevitable end of mankind and it will come at Allah’s appointed time for every individual. We take solace in the good works the Almighty Allah used the late Alaafin to do for humanity and the good name being left behind
“I commiserate with the government and people of Oyo State, the Oyoland and the immediate and extended families of our highly revered Alaafin with supplication to the Almighty Allah to accept him to His kingdom and grant all the fortitude to bear the loss.”
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