The traditional ruler of Ago-Iwoye, Oba Abdulrasaq Adenugba is bereaved and is mourning.
The prominent Ijebu monarch whose domain oversees the Olabisi Onabanjo University lost his second wife, Olori Olufemi Adenugba on Wednesday, August 7, 2015. She reportedly died at 54.
The Kabiyesi’s first wife, who had two children, died many years back shortly before the monarch ascended the throne.
Meanwhile, ENCOMIUM Weekly reliably gathered that Olori Femi Adenugba breathed her last in Ondo state, where she was taken to when she developed a brief illness. Sources said some of the family members were with her when she finally passed on.
It was further gathered the deceased Olori had no child. She has since been committed to mother earth at the country-home of her husband in Ago-Iwoye.
The late Olori was said to be a down-to-heart mother who had been with the Kabiyesi for ages. Prominent Nigerians close to the Adenugbas have since been trooping to Ago-Iwoye to condole with Oba Adenugba.
The Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has commiserated with the Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye, Oba Razak Adenugba, and the people of the town over the death of the monarch’s wife.
Amosun, who was represented at the palace by the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, said the death of the Olori was sudden and a rude shock to government and the entire people of the state.
The governor described Olori Olufemi as a woman of virtue and a peace lover who left her footprint on the sand of time.
Amosun said, “The late Olori will forever be remembered for her exemplary motherly role and championship.”
He prayed to God to give the royal father and his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Similarly, a federal lawmaker, Hon. Adekoya Adesegun Abdel-Majid has described the late Olori Olufemi Adenugba as a great mother and a caring wife who gave unparalleled support to her husband.
Hon. Adekoya, who doubles as the Aremo (The 1st Son of the Palace) of Ago Iwoye expressed regret that the demise of the Olori is a great loss, not only to the Kabiyesi and the people of Ago-Iwoye, but to the entire Ijebu sons and daughters.
This was contained in the condolence message on the passing of the Olori by the lawmaker who is representing the Ijebu North/Ijebu East/Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency.
According to Hon. Adekoya, “The people of Ago-Iwoye and the entire Ijebu land would greatly miss the caring support, traditional motherly role and spiritual companionship as a wife which the Olori had provided for the monarch and the entire people of the town.
“On behalf of my family, myself as the Aremo (The 1st son of the palace) of Ago-Iwoye, and the entire people of the Ijebu North/Ijebu East/Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency of Ogun State, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences at the sad loss of the Olori to our highly respected monarch and the entire people of Ago-Iwoye. We are consoled by the fact that Olori Olufemi Adenugba was a highly religious person who has played her role as a dutiful wife and as such will find repose in the comfort and mercy of her Creator”, Adekoya said.
He therefore prayed that Almighty Allah would grant her a deserved rest while protecting all those she left behind.