Otunba Nicholas Tofowomo, Ondo South senator-elect has commiserated with the Olagbegi royal family, the Olowo-in-Council, the Owo indigenes and the entire Ondo State over the demise of Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, the Olowo of Owo.
The Ondo State government on April 18 announced the demise of the first class monarch at the age of 77.
Tofowomo also commiserated with the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu saying that the foremost monarch died when his fatherly counsel would be needed religiously, economicaly and politically,
The senator-elect in a condolence statement by his media aide, Mr Olumide Akinrinlola on Thursday said the monarch would be greatly missed not by the Yoruba race alone but the entire country at large.
He added that the traditional ruler was well respected for his contribution to the peace and unity of Owo Kingdom, Ondo State and the entire Yoruba race.
Otunba Tofowomo while praying for the repose of his soul urged the Olagbegi royal family, the Olowo-in-Council and the entire state to emulate the exemplary goodwill and dignity of the late monarch.
“I wish to commiserate with the Olagbegi royal family, the Olowo-in-Council, all Owo indegines, Gov. Akeredolu and entire Ondo State on the demise of Oba Olateru-Olagbegi.
“The foremost monarch died when his economical, religious and political advice will be needed greatly.
“His contribution to the unity and peaceful coexistence of the Owo Kingdom and the Yoruba race will not only be missed by the South-West alone but the entire country.
“I pray for the repose of his soul as he joined his ancestors and I urge all indigenes to emulate his goodwill and dignity,he said”
Late Olateru-Olagbegi who reign for 19 years was given the staff of office on Dec. 11, 2003 by late Gov. Olusegun Agagu.
Until his death, he was the Chancellor, University of Jos and a former Chairman, Ondo State Council of Obas.