Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, 7th August, 2014 paid a condolence visit to the family of the departed Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba (Dr). Salaudeen Adekoya Afolabi Oyefusi (CON) describing him as a devoted patriot who loved his people dearly.
In an interview with journalists after condoling with the widow, Olori (Dr.) Muyibat Olayinka Oyefusi and other members of the royal family, Fashola said the late Ayangburen would be sorely missed by the government of the state because of his ever ready collaboration in bringing development to Ikorodu and to Lagos as a whole.
The Governor, however, assured that the passing on of the Ayangburen would neither reduce nor diminish the developmental work in Ikorodu and the cooperation of his administration with the communities adding that the late king was an easy-going person with unpretentious disposition who consistently advocated for the cause of Ikorodu people.
Praying for the peaceful repose of the soul of the late monarch, Fashola called on Ikorodu indigenes including traditional and religious leaders as well as other stakeholders in the administration and welfare of Ikorodu to rally round and give support to the royal family and the entire people of Ikorodu at this difficult period of mourning.
Fashola who said the need to come together in unity especially at this period was expedient “so that the progress, peace and prosperity for which Ikorodu has been known will continue at this trying period”, also prayed that the passing on of the royal father “will not be a source of disunity within Ikorodu, within his family and within Lagos State”.
Also present at the palace of the late monarch during the visit were members of the royal family, including his widow, Olori Muyibat Olayinka Oyefusi, state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Ademorin Kuye and prominent citizens of Ikorodu.