Olowo’s demise, a huge loss- Akeredolu

… described his reign as peaceful and prosperous

The late Olowo of Owo, Oba Olateru Olagbegi

The Governor of Ondo State , Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, has described as a huge loss, the passage of Olowo of Owo, Oba David Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi.

According to a Press statement released by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Yemi Olowolabi, Akeredolu, who condoled with the late monarch’s immediate family, the people of Owo kingdom and indeed the entire citizens of Ondo State, noted that the sunshine state had lost one of its most cerebral royal fathers who combined deep intellectual capacity with admirable traditional flamboyance.


He described the late monarch as a law scholar of no mean repute, a devout Christian whose reign ignited a remarkable revival of Pentecostal evangelism in the legendary palace of Owo.

The Governor also observed that in spite of the late monarch’s commitment to Christianity, the rich, robust and transcendental culture and traditions of Owo kingdom flourished under his leadership, just the same Owo witnessed unprecedented development and all-round peace.


“On behalf of the government and the good people of Ondo State, Arakunrin Akeredolu thanks President Mohammadu Buhari, other state Governors and indeed distinguished Nigerians from all walks of lives for their condolence messages and comforting calls over the loss of this great son of Ondo State”, the statement says.