The Ogun state government made the disclosure of the Olota’s death on Tuesday, May 31.
Olota of Ogun state passes on, Ogun state government announces.
The Olota of Ota, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Oba Moshood Alani Oyede reportedly passed on Thursday, May 26.
In a statement issued by the state commissioner for information and strategy, Chief Dayo Adeneye, the OSG noted that the state would sorely miss the fatherly role of the traditional ruler.
Government in the statement described the late monarch as an educationist and community leader, who worked for the development of Ota town and Ogun State in general.
The late monarch joined his ancestors last Thursday following an undisclosed brief illness at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
Oba Oyede, a first class traditional ruler in the state was said to have spent 19 years on the throne of his forefathers
The statement said: “The Ogun State Government hereby announces the demise of His Royal Highness Alayeluwa Oba Moshood Adetoro Alani Oyede, the Olota of Ota.
“Baba, in his life time, was an educationist and community leader, who worked tirelessly for the development of Ota in particular and Ogun State in General. He will be sorely missed for his fatherly role and wise counsel.
“May God grant the royal family, the Olota in Council and his subjects the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
The family of the Olota had made an early statement on the monarch’s death, stating that the burial rites are already underway and are expected to continue on Sunday, May 29.
The traditional council forwarded a letter to the Ogun state government on Friday night.
The residents of the town where the ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo used to reside were advised to stay indoors between 11pm and dawn, as the final passage rites of the deceased would be in progress. The rites are expected to last for seven days.