Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila , speaker of the House of Representatives on Tuesday expressed shock over the death of His Royal Majesty, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru of Iru land, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Naija News understands that the Speaker said Oba Oniru would be remembered for his fatherly role and commitment to the development of Iru land and Nigeria as a whole.
The speaker made this known in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi. The speaker in his statement described the passing of the monarch as painful at this time, adding that his advice and guidance were needed by leaders.
Gbajabiamila in his statement added that the late royal father did a lot to develop his land and the results of which can be attested to by all.
“I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of our late royal father, His Royal Majesty Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru. His death came to me as a shock, but I take solace in the exemplary life that he lived and the legacies that he left behind.
“Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru was a father to all. He was a peace-loving man, who did his best to make his people happy. I wish to commiserate with the government and the people of Lagos State, particularly the subjects of His Royal Majesty, over this great and irreparable loss,” the Speaker said.