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  • Updated: April 29, 2023

Governor Adeleke Condoles Ooni Ife Over Palace Fire Incident

Governor Adeleke Condoles Ooni Ife Over Palace Fire Inciden

The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has condoled the Ooni of Ife, Oba Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi, over the fire incident that gutted a building apartment within the courtyard of the Palace.

Governor Adeleke in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, on Saturday described the incident as unfortunate and prayed that God would continue to protect the monarch and his family.

The governor, who thanked God that no life was lost in the explosion, however, expressed grief at the building being destroyed.

“I sympathise with our royal majesty, the Ooni of Ife over the fire incident that happened late yesterday night.

"It is unfortunate to experience such at this critical time. May the protection of God never depart from you Kabiyesi."

It had been earlier reported that a fire incident triggered by power surge which exploded through electrical appliances had gutted an apartment building inside the Ooni's palace.

The fire incident occured on Friday around 11:30 pm but was swiftly put out by men of the Government Fire Service, OAU Fire Service and Palace Emergency Control Unit.

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