Oba Ogunleye Dies At 79, Abiodun Mourns

Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has described late Towulade of Akinale, Oba Femi Ogunleye, as a great leader who lived an eventful life and put his community on the world map during his reign.

Oba Ogunleye, one of Nigeria’s topmost journalists, died on Wednesday in the United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

Abiodun, in a condolence message to the Ogun Council of Obas and Akinale community, said the late traditional ruler contributed his quota to the development of the state after an illustrious career as a journalist.

“It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Oba Femi Ogunleye, a revered journalist and traditional ruler who passed away in London on Wednesday at the age of 79.

“Oba Ogunleye was a titan in the media industry, known for his unwavering commitment to journalism and his quest for truth and accountability.

“As the Towulade of Akinale, he was a respected man who worked tirelessly to uplift his people and foster development in Ogun state.

“His distinguished career and selfless service have left an indelible mark on our society. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Ogun council of Obas, his family, friends, and the entire Akinale community,” he said.

The governor prayed for the repose of his soul while hoping that his legacy would continue to inspire future generations.


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