Ooni loses grandmother at 103


The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has lost his grandmother, Madam Comfort Olasoji.

She died in the early hours of Sunday

A statement by Director, Media & Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, Comrade Moses Olafare, confirmed that the grandmother gave up the ghost at her residence in Ile-Ife on at the age of 103 years.

The statement noted that she would be buried on Saturday June 13 at her residence in Ile-Ife.

According to him, she was born in 1907 to Chief & Mrs Aina Akinyemi of the Ajigbayin Compound of Ile-Ife and was fondly called ‘Mama Agba’.

“The industrious old woman during her lifetime was a prominent trader who majored in foodstuff at Oja Itaakogun, Oja Titun and other markets in Ile-Ife and environs during her active days.

“Her uprightness and goodness as a genuine family woman and disciplined Christian earned her the enviable position of Iyaale-Opa(Matriarch of Opa’s Compound) and Alatunse of Ethiopian Church, Ile-Ife through which she meritoriously served her creator and humanity.

“Mama would be greatly missed by all, especially her immediate family, relatives, members of Opa’ Compound(Ile Opa) members of the church, the market women all of whom she devoted her whole life to, “the statement added.

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