Alhaji AbdulAzeez Arisekola Alao, businessman and Islamic leader, is dead.
The man popularly known as the Asiki of Ibadan died at the age of 69.
In a statement by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, the death of the the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland is tragic and disheartening, and serves as a big blow to Oyo State and the country.
“Aare cannot die, as those who lived the kind of life he lived, with imprints in the lives of millions of people never die. He lived a life that was devoted to the lives of others. It is indeed the end of an era for us in Ibadan and Nigeria in general,” the statement added.
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