Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, Is Dead.

Written by on September 24, 2019

First class Lagos State monarch, the Oniru of Iruland, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, is dead.

The 82-year-old traditional ruler died on Monday in Lagos after a brief illness just after he celebrated his 82nd birthday on September 6, 2019.

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a tribute on his Twitter page, said the state and the country would miss him.

On behalf of the government and people of Lagos, I commiserate with the Oniru Royal Family on the transition of HRH Oba Idowu Oniru, who joined his forebears. His service to the state and country at large will remain his enduring legacy. Adieu,” he wrote.

Oba Oniru succeeded his father in 1995 and became the 14th Oniru of Iruland, Victoria Island, Lagos.

He was born on September 6, 1937 and was the 12th of the 15 children of the long-reigning Oba Yesufu Oniru, who died at the age 120.

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