Governor Seyi Makinde said the death of Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, the Soun of Ogbomosoland, is a great loss to the Oyo state.
This, he said while noting that the deceased ruler made a lasting impact on his domain and indelible marks on Oyo State.
In a condolence message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the governor described him as a quintessential oba, a man of peace and a passionate supporter of development.
According to him, Oba Oyewunmi used his wealth of experience to develop Ogbomosoland over the past decades.
The statement read in part; “I received the news of the passage unto the glory of our father, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, the Soun of Ogbomosoland, with shock.
“Though Kabiyesi lived up to the age of 95, his death at this time is still a huge loss to the state and the traditional institution, because he has created a vacuum, not only in Ogbomosoland but also in the entire state and the nation.
“We had a quintessential monarch, who lived and worked for peace and development. Throughout his years on the throne of his forebears, Oba Oyewumi made a lasting impact on Ogbomosoland and by extension Oyo State.
“On behalf of the people and Government of Oyo State, I hereby express our heartfelt condolences to the immediate family of the departed monarch and the people of Ogbomosoland.
“It is my prayer that God grants Kabiyesi Aljanah Firdaus and also grant everyone the fortitude to bear this loss,” Makinde said.