The Monarch joined his ancestors on Friday night at the age of 83. He rose to the throne at the age of 31 and had a blissful rule for 52 years.
The Minister described the demise of Oba Adeyemi III as a huge loss, not only to the people of Oyo State but to Nigeria as a whole.
According to Dare, “Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III was a very committed sports lover who promoted boxing and actively participated in it.
“He was a youth friendly leader who accommodated everyone without discriminating. He will be sorely missed.”