A senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Solomon Adeola, yesterday expressed sadness over the death of Oba Samson Balogun, the Elegbeda of Egbeda in Alimosho Local Government Area.
Senator Adeola said “the demise of foremost and forthright king at this point is an irreparable loss not only to the people of Egbeda but the entire Lagos and Nigeria.
“Over the years, the monarch has always supported my development agenda for the area as a legislator. The stabilising and developmental strides that the late monarch brought to his domain will remain indelible for a long time. Likewise, his fatherly counsel on societal issues will be missed sorely.”
Immediate past Chairman of Mosan-Okunola Local Council Development Area Hon Abiodun Mafe, said the late Oba Balogun lived a fulfilled life and left worthy legacies for his successors to build upon.
According to Mafe, the late monarch’s humble life-style and selfless service endeared him to his community.
“We cannot quantify the pains the death of Oba Balogun will cause his wives, children, family members and the entire Egbeda people. He was a bridge-builder who always wanted the best for his people and Lagos in general. No doubt, he left behind him a good name and worthy legacy,” he said.
Source: The Nation