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JUST IN: Christian, Moslem Clerics Pray At fidau For Olubadan
The brief service saw the clerics led by leaders from various denominations urging the people to take heart and always remember the virtues of peace, wisdom and development that characterised the reign of the deceased monarch.
The Presiding Bishop, Maranathan Cathedral, Samuel Olumakinde, said the monarch would be remembered for creating the Office of the Chaplain to the Olubadan, among other innovations during his reign.
He noted that late Oba Adetunji was a man of peace who would not say or promise what he could give.
He said the level of development and understanding between the Christians and Muslims improved greatly under his watch.
The delegation was led by the Oyo State President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Shortly after the Christian prayers ended, the Muslim community began another session of prayers.
The Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh AbdulGaniy Agbotomokekere, led the Islamic leaders to the prayers.
The Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Seyi Makinde, Abdulmojeed Mogbanjubola, led a delegation of state officials to the event.
Members of the Olubadan-in-Council joined the fidau prayers.
Other members of the Council, including High Chiefs Abdulateef Gbadamosi Adebimpe (Osi Balogun), Amidu Ajibade (the Ekaarun Olubadan), Tajudeen Ajibola, Kola Daisi, among others, koined the prayers.
While the other High Chiefs were ushered into the inner chamber of the Palace, Ladoja was spoted seated in the midst of the attendees.