The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has lost his grandmother, Madam Comfort Olasoji.
reports that she died in the early hours of Sunday.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the director of media and public affairs to Ooni, Comrade Moses Olafare, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Sunday.
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 statement reads “born in 1907 to Chief & Mrs Aina Akinyemi of the Ajigbayin Compound of Ile-Ife, ‘Mama Agba’ as fondly called passed on at her residence in Ile-Ife on Saturday night at the ripe age of 103 years.”
“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.
Newsacross further gathered that survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the late Ooni Ogunwusi’s grandmother is scheduled to be buried on Saturday, 13th June 2020 at her residence in Ile-Ife.
Ooni of Ife ascended the throne after the death of former Monarch oba Sijuade Olubuse II.