The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has passed away.
He was 93 years old.
His death was confirmed by palace sources on Sunday.
“It is what you have heard. Baba (Olubadan) has joined his ancestors,” one of the palace sources said.
Confirming the Olubadan’s death, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, said, “The news of the death of our father, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, came as a shock.
“His wealth of experience, his immense wisdom, and his commitment to seeing a greater Ibadan and a better Oyo State are unrivalled.
“Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria and humanity at large will miss Kabiyesi, who was ever ready to give his all to see a better society.”