23rd April, 2019
Ondo State Council of Obas,
Your Royal Majesty,
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako, on behalf of the Governing Council, Senate, Staff, Students and entire University of Jos Community wishes to convey to you our deepest condolences over the passing into the great beyond of His Royal Majesty, Oba David Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi III, CFR, Olowo of Owo and Chancellor of the University of Jos who transited into glory on the 16th April, 2019.
The sudden passing of His Majesty to join his ancestors leaves a great void both in our hearts and minds which will be difficult to fill due to the wisdom and dedication that he brought to bear in the course of performing his duties.
His Majesty guided the Owo kingdom and University of Jos with dignity, dedication and vision and leaves behind a pioneering legacy of simplicity, warmth, care and affection for his subjects and humanity in general.
His Majesty was greatly respected and will be long remembered and sorely missed.
We pray God to grant His Majesty eternal rest and grant the Government and People of Ondo State, the Ondo State Council of Obas, the People of Owo Kingdom as well as the Olateru-Olagbegi family fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, Amen!
Once more, accept our deepest condolences.
Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako