Omowale Kuye, The Next Olubadan-In-Line And Dignity-Personified Elder-Statesman Dies At 87

Barely two weeks after the demise of the Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Suleiman Omiyale, another important high chief of the ancient city, High Chief Omowale Kuye also passed-on.

Until his death on Thursday, Kuye was the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, he died at age 87.

It was gathered that he died at his residence, Ikolaba area of Ibadan around 7.30p.m. He was buried Friday afternoon, according to Islamic rites.

Until his death, Kuye was a step to becoming Olubadan. Kuye, a successful career officer and top ranking leaders of Ibadanland, was a former Director General, Special Duties and later Budget in the Office of the President of Nigeria.

He worked with former Nigerians, Alhaji Shehu Shagari and General Olusegun Obasanjo Kuye was born in May 18, 1928.

He attended Salvation Army School, Apatere, (1935-41); Ibadan Boys High School, (1942-48); London School of Economics, (University of London), (B.Sc. Economics Hons) (1963); the Council of Legal Education, London, (B.L 1965); The School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, University of Syracuse, Syracuse-New York USA, (M. A Economics Planning & Budgeting, 1970); and Nigeria Law School (B.L, 1978).

He started his working career at Federal Ministry of Trade (1967-70); Federal Ministry of Industries (1971-76) and became Assistant Director, Expenditure Budget, Federal Ministry of Finance (1978).

Thereafter, he served as Assistant Director, Revenue Budget, Federal Ministry of Finance (1979); Head, Budget Department Ministry of Finance (1979-85); Permanent Secretary, Budget Affairs (1986-88).

He is survived by his wife, Pricillia Kuye, children and grand children.

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