By Rosemary Ogbonnaya
NYSC Director-General, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim has condoled the people of Ogbomosho over the death of His Royal Majesty, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III.
Speaking at Soun’s palace today, the Director-General commiserated with the entire town especially the immediate family on the death of the revered monarch.
Ibrahim also prayed for the repose of his soul.
“On behalf of the NYSC family nationwide, please accept our heartfelt condolences”, he said.
The Scheme had earlier written to the Oyo State Government, Minister of Youth and Sports Development and the deceased’s family to express condolences on the demise of the monarch.
In his response, the eldest son of the monarch, Dr Aderemi Oyewumi commended the Director-General for creating time for the visit.
He lauded NYSC Management for mentoring youths as models for good governance, describing the Scheme as an agent of national unity.
He poured encomiums on the founding father of the Scheme, General Yakubu Gowon for the establishment the Corps which in forty-eight years has continued to promote national unity and integration.
On hand to receive the Director-General was a member of the NYSC National Governing Board, Prince Oyekunle Oyewumi, who is also a son of the deceased monarch, High Chief Samuel Sobalaje Otolorin, the Are-Ago of Ogbomosoland, High Chief Yusuf Kasali Oladipo, the Abese of Ogbomosoland among others.