Adeyeye commiserates with Ikere people, Ekiti Obas over Ogoga's demise

By Lere Olayinka

The Minister of State for Works, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye has commiserated with traditional rulers in Ekiti State and the people of Ikere-Ekiti over the death of the Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Adegoke Adegboye, who joined his ancestors last Friday.

In a condolence letter to the Ogoga-in-council, Adeyeye described Oba Adegboye as an accomplished monarch, whose reign brought tremendous development to Ikere-Ekiti, saying; "Ikere and the entire people of Ekiti have lost a great monarch."

The Minister, who noted that it was of significant importance that Oba Adegboye died on August 22, 2014, the very day he clocked 43 years on the throne, having been enthroned on August 22, 1971, added that; "Oba Adegboye was the longest reigning traditional ruler in the history of Ikere-Ekiti, and joining his ancestors the very day he should be celebrating his 43 years is a pointer to his greatness and endorsement of his Obaship by God."

"As someone, who grew up and schooled in Ikere-Ekiti, I can say it boldly that the zeal and passion with which Oba Adegboye served the town was unprecedented and that can be seen in the level at which Ikere-Ekiti developed during his 43 years on the throne.

"Obviously, the people of Ikere-Ekiti will never forget Oba Adegboye, as a peace-loving and development oriented monarch, and it is my prayers that God in His infinite mercies will grant the people of the town, the Ogoga-in-Council, the Akayejo dynasty and the traditional rulers in Ekiti State th fortitude to bear this irreparable loss."