Burial Ceremony For The Late Ooni of Ife Slated For Friday


The late Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, is to be buried at 10am on Friday, his eldest son, Adetokunbo Sijuwade said on Wednesday in Osogbo, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Meanwhile, the Ife Traditional Council has formally announced the death of Oba Okunade Sijuwade.The chiefs, accompanied by Prince Tokunbo Sijuwade, officially announced the demise of the monarch while meeting with Governor Rauf Aregbesola at the Government House in Osogbo on Wednesday.

One of the chiefs, Oba Solomon Omisakin, told the governor that the Ooni had joined his ancestors. The monarch, who was flown out in an air ambulance, died on July 28, in a London hospital.

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