Amosun Mourns Death Of Opaleye

Daud Olatunji

The immediate-past governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has expressed deep sorrow at the passing of Major General Ekundayo Opaleye (rtd), an illustrious son of Owu Kingdom and former Governor of old Ondo State.

Amosunn stated this in a press statements issued on Saturday on the revered military officer who breathed his last on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

According to Amosun, Major General Opaleye’s legacy is etched in his selfless service to the Nigerian Army, marked by significant roles such as Corps Commander of the Nigerian Army Engineers and Commander of the OAU Neutral Military Organization Group (NMOG) in Rwanda. His remarkable career culminated in the prestigious rank of Major General.

He added that beyond the military arena, Major General Ekundayo Opaleye, as the Balogun of Erunmu Owu, dedicated himself to the development of Owu Kingdom, Egbaland, and Ogun State.

Notably, he chaired the planning committee for the coronation ceremony of the Olowu of Owu, Oba (Prof.) Saka Matemilola, in 2022.

“The demise of Major General Opaleye is a profound loss for Owu Kingdom and Ogun State. Senator Amosun extends heartfelt condolences to the grieving family, including the late military officer’s wife, children, and grandchildren.

Commiserations are also extended to the Olowu of Owu, the Balogun of Owu, the Owu Traditional Council of Chiefs, and the entire Nigerian military community.

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