President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the selection of the successor to the late Olubadan must be guided by wisdom and good judgement.
The president, in his message of condolence to the people of Ibadan and Oyo State in general, described the late Oba Saliu Adetunji as a visionary and a compassionate leader.
He said Adetunji used the spheres of his influence as a respected traditional ruler and a lover of the creative industry.
The president said this advanced the progress of his people and encouraged them to give their best in their vocation and to the nation.
The president’s statement added that “While his demise understandably leaves a huge void to fill, the President urges the people of Ibadan and Nigerians from different walks of life to honour the eternal memory of the deceased by imbibing the virtues he cherished so much: generosity, peace, tolerance and devotion to unity.”
On the selection of a new monarch, Buhari said, “As the funeral rites of the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland get underway in Ibadan, the President trusts that the process of selecting his successor will be guided by wisdom, understanding and good judgment that exemplified the life he lived.”