Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has praised the exemplary virtues of the late wife of the Alaperu of Iperu, Olori Kehinde Idowu Basibo-Odoru, describing her as a strong pillar for her husband and a unifying factor for the entire royal family while alive.
The late queen was born on April 23, 1962, and passed on at the age of 61 on 27th July, 2023.
The funeral and thanksgiving service was held in her honour at the St. James Anglican Church, Iperu, Ogun State.
Gov Abiodun, in his remarks, expressed his heartfelt condolences to the royal father, Alaiyeluwa, Oba Adeleke Idowu-Basibo, and the people of the town over the loss, as he prayed for necessary fortitude to carry on in her absence.
He recounted the enviable attributes of the late Olori while alive as bold, lovely, and supportive; with passion to help those around her, adding that she would be sorely missed by her immediate family, the entire town of Iperu and Ogun State in general.
“On behalf of the government and the good people of Ogun State, I want to express my heartfelt condolences to my brother, the Alaperu of Iperu, Oba Adeleke Idowu-Basibo, on the passing of his adorable wife.
“The late Olori was a friend and reliable companion to her husband till death, she was also a doting mother to her children; we are going to sorely miss her; may the good Lord repose her soul”, Abiodun said.
The Governor subsequently counselled the congregation on the need to be fair to all in all ways while alive and to leave worthy legacies after death as exemplified by the late queen.
He continued:” Life is a journey, we all have our exit points, we have no power over that, it is inevitable; what is important is what we do while we are here, what type of tribute would be written about you when you are no more”.