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Oba Adewunmi Adeniji Odutala the traditional ruler of Onibudo of the Aiyetoro-Budo Kingdom in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State has urged Nigerians not to take the resurgence of the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for granted, saying that the pandemic is real.
The monarch indicated this as the pandemic in its second wave, daily hovers above a thousand, and felling NIPSS Boss, Prof Habu. Galadima, PACAC Member, Prof. FEMI Odekunle and former UNILAG Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe.
The traditional ruler stressed the need for everyone to protect themselves, saying “this is not about government, but a collective responsibility that everybody must adhere to religiously.
“We must follow the COVID-19 protocols by washing our hands regularly, use our face mask and adhere strictly to the warning of maintaining social distancing, it is for our own good.
“This second wave of COVID-19 pandemic kills faster, so, am begging everybody to please and please protect yourselves.
“Follow government guidelines and protocols so that we will reduce the spread of the virus in our society and I believe God is going to see us through this challenging period.
“Please be safe, be security conscious, be your brothers’ keeper and don’t go beyond your measures.
Oba Odutala, who was apparently surprised at the turn out at the final burial ceremony of his late grandmother, late Mrs Amudalat Ojuolape Bakare who was popularly known as Iya Elegbo, said she lived a well-fulfilled life that is worthy of emulation.
At the ceremony held at Eggua, Ogun State, the traditional ruler said Mama was a great mother, whose love for her children, and people around her as immeasurable.
“She treats everyone equally and believes you are all her own. You can’t come to mama for issues and go back the same because she will sure put smiles on your face.
“Mama was a very wonderful person, she lived a very fulfilled life that is why you have seen everybody that is around today.”
Oba Odutala advised the people to live a selfless and dedicated life, saying it is what you live for that you will be remembered for.
“Despite the COVID-19, people still find their way down here, it means mama was a great mother who had beautiful children that have impacted in people’s life.
The deceased, who died at the age of 116 was survived by children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Among who is a popular Community youth leader in Araromi Orita, Prince Rasheed Olaleye, the Alakoso of Araromi Orita, Ogun State who is a grandchild to the late Mama.