BREAKING: Oldest Worker in Alaafin of Oyo’s Palace Baba Keji Dies at 120
- The oldest person in the palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, Morenikeji Lasisi, aka Baba Keji, has passed on at the age of 120
- Baba Keji’s death came 10 months after the death of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, who he had served for 51 years
- The deceased reportedly served three Alaafins (kings of Oyo town) before he died on Sunday night, February 12
Oyo state – Morenikeji Lasisi, popularly known as Baba Keji in the palace of Alaafin of Oyo in Oyo State, has died at age 120, according to The Punch.
Baba Keji who was regarded as the oldest person in the palace served three Alaafins before he died on Sunday night, February 12.
His death came ten months after the demise of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, who he served for 51 years, before he joined his ancestors.
He will be buried today, Monday, February 13, according to Islamic rites.
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Baba Keji was a loyal steward
Meanwhile, Baba Keji was referred to as a loyal steward and unrepentantly dedicated to his primary duties in the palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, Vanguard also reported.
“He performs his duties, diligently, as assigned by the Alaafin,” one of the palace aides was quoted as saying.
The deceased was known to be a companion in the Alaafin’s palace who possessed authentic facts about a lot of histories as far as the kingship and palace are concerned.
Two months after his death, Alaafin of Oyo’s most senior wife dies
In a related development, Olori Kafayat, the most senior wife of the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III has died.
Kafayat died barely two months after her husband joined his ancestors on Friday, April 22, 2022.
The late Alaafin died at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State, after developing complications related to prostate enlargement.
Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi II: Emir of Dutse is dead
Meanwhile, the Emir of Dutse, the capital city of Jigawa State, Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi II is also dead.
The first-class traditional ruler in the North Western part of Nigeria was a former Chancellor of Sokoto State University.
The monarch reportedly died in Abuja. It was gathered that the prominent Jigawa monarch was said to have been ill for a while.