The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare said the death of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III is a huge loss to the country.
He stated this while reacting to the demise of the Monarch who joined his ancestors on Friday night at the age of 83.
Recalled that the late Monarch rose to the throne at the age of 31 and had a blissful rule for 52 years.
The Minister further described the demise of Oba Adeyemi III as a huge loss, not only to the people of Oyo State but to Nigeria as a whole.
According to Dare, “Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III was a very committed sports lover who promoted boxing and actively participated in it.
Mr. Dare noted, “He was a youth friendly leader who accommodated everyone without discriminating. He will be sorely missed.”