Kwara Gov, others condole with Erin Ile people over monarch’s death


The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has condoled with the people of Erin Ile on the passing of the Elerin of Erin Ile, Oba AbdulGaniyu Ajibola Olusokun II, describing it as the end of a fine era.


A statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, said the Governor extolled the late monarch as a statesman and a great leader of his people under whom Erin-Ile recorded many developmental strides.

“I send our heartfelt condolences to the immediate and extended families of the late first class monarch as well as the good people of Erin-Ile and Oyun Local Government Area on this sad development. We are comforted by the great legacies of the monarch,” he said.

“Our prayers are with the family and the good people of the community at this time and always. We pray Allah, exalted is He, to grant Al-jannah to the Elerin of Erin Ile and comfort his family.”

Also, the immediate past Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed says the passing of Elerin of Erin Ile Oba AbdulGaniyu Ajibola Olusokun II is a significant loss felt by the people of the State.

In a condolence message issued via Facebook, Alhaji Ahmed described the late Elerin as a remarkable monarch whose contributions to the development, peace, and advancement of Erin-Ile and its people are indelible.

“I join the Erin-Ile community in mourning a remarkable monarch who exemplified visionary leadership, dedicating himself to advancing the ancient town and its people. Indeed, he was a notable partner in building enduring peace and unity in the state.

The late Elerin played a pivotal role in transforming Erin-Ile into a hub of unity and progress, leaving behind a legacy that will shape the town for generations.

I offer my deepest sympathies to the Royal family, the entire Erin-Ile community and all those affected by this significant loss. I pray Allah forgives the late Elerin and grants him Aljanah Firdaus.”

In a related sympathy message, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari , described the death of the Elerin of Erin-Ile, Oba Ibrahim Abdulganiyu Ajibola Olusookun II, as a monumental loss to Kwarans and humanity in general.

Alhaji Sulu-Gambari stated this in his condolence message issued by his spokesman, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona, on Saturday.

He noted that, the late monarch led his people for 41years with commitments, dedication and fear of God adding that, “history will continue to be kind to him, even, at death.”

The Emir, on behalf of the entire members of the Kwara State Council of Chiefs, however, commiserated with the Elerin-In-Council, the people of Erin-Ile kingdom, members of the Oyun Traditional Rulers Council, government and people of Kwara State over the colossal loss.

He also condoled the immediate and extended family members of the deceased, urging them to find solace in the fact that late Oba Olusookun II lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation with landmark achievements for his community.

Alhaji Sulu-Gambari therefore prayed Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the late monarch, accept his good deeds and admit him into al-janatul firdaos.

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