- Members of the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, went into mourning on Sunday, June 7
- This is because the grandmother of the great Yoruba monarch is dead
- The deceased, Madam Comfort Faramobi Ajoke Olasoji Soji-Opa, died on Saturday, June 6, at age 103
Madam Comfort Faramobi Ajoke Olasoji Soji-Opa, the grandmother of the Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, has died.
A statement signed by Comrade Moses Olafare, the director, media and public affairs of Ooni's palace, made available to Legit.ng revealed that Mama Agba as she was fondly called, passed on in the night of Saturday, June 6, at age of 103 years.
Commenting briefly on the life and times of the late icon, Olafare described her as an industrious woman who majored in foodstuffs at Itaakogun market, Okerewe-Ife.
The palace's mouthpiece recalled that the deceased's devoutness earned her the offices of Iyaale-Opa(Matriarch of Opa's Compound) through which she worshipped God and served humanity as a Christian.
He added:"Mama would be greatly missed by all, especially her immediate family, relatives, members of Opa' Compound(Ile Opa) members of the church, the market women all of whom she devoted her whole life to service till she took her last breath last night.
"Survived by Children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, the late Ooni Ogunwusi's grandmother is scheduled to be buried on Saturday, 13th June, 2020 at her residence in Ile-Ife."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had expressed sadness over the news of the death of Alhaji Modu Sheriff, Galadima of Borno Emirate, and the father of former governor Ali Sheriff of Borno.
Legit.ng gathered that the president, in a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday, April 23, extended heartfelt commiserations to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno and the family of Sheriff.
President Buhari also commiserated with the Shehu of Borno, and the entire Borno Emirate Council on the passing of their illustrious son and community leader fondly loved and respected by his people.
The president who described the death of his in-law and father-in-law to Halima, his daughter, as a personal loss to him, prayed almighty Allah to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.
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