Oba Salaudeen Oyefusi, the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, and Vice Chairman of the Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs, has died in London on August 2, aged 83.
Oyefusi was born on July 8, 1931, ascended the throne in 1971 and ruled the Ikorodu kingdom for 43 years.
Babatunde Fashola, Governor of Lagos State, expressed shock at the death of the Ayangburen of Ikorodu. He described the late Oba, as an epitome of discipline and integrity who loved his people and the state.
Similarly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, lamented the monarch’s passage, describing it as “most unfortunate and very hard to believe.”
He said the transformation that Lagos State witnessed since his assumption of office some half a century ago, would stand his name in good stead for many years to come.
His funeral arrangement, according to the Lagos State government, will be announced later.