The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, has expressed sadness over the passing on of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1.
In a press statement issued by his special adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, the Speaker extended his condolence to the family of the deceased monarch, the people of Ibadan and Oyo State as a whole.
He noted that though the late revered monarch could be said to have lived to a ripe old age, his death is a loss to Ibadan, Oyo State and Nigeria as a whole, as his wise counsel can no longer be sought in matters related to moving the nation forward.
The Speaker prayed for God to grant the late monarch eternal rest and his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
The monarch, who died aged 101, passed away Tuesday evening. He mounted the throne in 2007 as the 39th Olubadan of Ibadan land.
He was the 17th Olubadan since the title was elevated from Baale Ibadan to the Olubadan in 1930.