Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has expressed shock on the passing on of Oba Oladele Olashore, the Ajagbusi Ekun Owaloko of Iloko Ijesa in Oriade Local Government Area of Osun State.
The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, said the late monarch served his immediate community, his state and the entire country to the best of his ability throughout his lifetime, leaving behind legacies of integrity and excellence.
He said political office holders will miss the wise counsel the late Oba Olashore used to offer in his lifetime which, according to him, added value to governance in the Southwest in particular and Nigeria in general.
Fayemi also described the late Oba Olashore as a consummate banker, an astute administrator, an erudite educationist, a shrewd investor and an altruistic traditional ruler.
The Governor noted that Oba Olashore excelled when he served as the Managing Director of First Bank and also shone like the northern star when he served the nation as Finance Minister.
He said: ”The late Oba Olashore graciously accepted to leave the lure of the city to ascend the throne of his fathers in a rustic community like Iloko which he helped build into a global brand, by personally investing in the community and also encouraging others to do so.”
”The Olashore International School and Royal Parks Hotel are some of the immortal legacies left behind by this revered royal father who made his community a Mecca for students, tourists and people from far and near.
”On behalf of myself, family government and people of Ekiti State, I send this condolence to the family of the late Oba, Iloko community and government and people of Osun State.”
Last modified: June 4, 2012