In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Oluwo of Iwoland, Alli Ibraheem, the royal highness says he would celebrate the death of his mother Iya Oba, Suebat Amope Alimi nee Akanbi even as he mourns her because because her “glory shined in your lifetime.”
The statement reads;
Nonagenarian: Rest on Iya Oba, Your Death is Regrettable But Deserves Celebration – Oluwo
I mourn the death of Iya Oba, Suebat Amope Alimi nee Akanbi “Iya Onigold”. Your passing was regrettable but we dare not question God. As a nonagenarian, I will celebrate your death because your glory shined in your lifetime.
You were an achiever. You witnessed the glory of your child becoming Oluwo. You felt fulfilled. You felt the joy and died joyfully.
May your continue to rest in peace good mother. I felt the loss but still celebrating it. You came, you saw, you conquered.
Alli Ibraheem, Chief Press Secretary to Oluwo
Oba (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi
See picture of the Oluwo and his mother below,