The remains of the late Elegbeda of Egbeda, Oba Samson Alade Balogun will be interred today at the palace.
The late Oba Balogun, 80, was due to travel to the United Kingdom before his death last Friday.
The Christian wake was held yesterday at a hall inside the palace.
The three hours event was coordinated by the Shaddai Baptist Church, Egbeda, Lagos.
It featured praises, hymns, scriptural reading, brief testimony, exhortation and a special prayer for the family.
Former Lagos Commissioner for Transportation Comrade Kayode Opeifa enjoined the gathering to emulate the late monarch’s selfless life-style.
The late Oba Balogun, Opeifa said, was very accommodating and always ready to contribute to the growth of the community.
Former Lagos State Independent Electoral Commissioner Alhaji Musibau Oyefeso, said Awori has lost an industrious son.
In his tribute to the late monarch, Oyefeso said, he brought orderliness and modernity to the community.
“Of course, we are pained because we lost a great man; Awori in particular has lost an industrious person. He was very trendy and passionate about the development of the community,” he said.
The former LASIEC chief appealed to the traditional institution to look for a suitable person to succeed him.
“In replacing him, they should look for a very passionate person who will be keen about the welfare of the people; who will consider the development of the area like the deceased’s monarch. Development is springing up fast in Egbeda, so there is need for a monarch that will assist the government in carrying out its policy,” he said.
Source: The nation