Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ooni's close aide, Chief Funmilola Olorunnisola passes at 66

The Palace of the Ooni of Ife has released a statement announcing the sudden death of High Chief Funmilola Olorunnisola at 66. Until his death, Chief Olorunnisola served as the honorary special adviser on tourism to Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. The veteran journalist had served under late Ooni Okunade Sijuwade (Olubuse II) for 30 year between 1985 and 2015.

Ooni Ogunwusi in a statement described High Chief Olorunnisola as; "a very disciplined gentleman, very loyal to the throne, very humble and always ready to carry out assignments given to him without any hesitation. May his gentle soul rest in peace and may the Almighty Olodumare continue to be with the family he left behind..." 

High Chief Olorunnisola, the traditional prime minister and Obarisa of Odogo ijesa, was a seasoned journalist, media practitioner and P.R. manager with a recorded professional excellence. Born in 1950 to the family of Chief Samuel Onifade Olorunnisola of Idogo, Ijebu-Jesa had spent 11years at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State(BCOS) Ibadan where he rose to the position of Controller of News before appointed in 1983 as the Chief Press Secretary to the then Governor of Kwara state, Chief C.O.Adebayo. He became the Press Secretary to late Ooni Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II in 1985 and served for a period 30 years during which he was also appointed by the former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola of the State of Osun as Chairman of the state's Culture and Tourism Board the position he held for 8 years.

He is survived by two wives Folasade and Oluwatoyin with six children Tomilola, Sunmisola, Gbemisola, Kayinsola, Kunmilola and Pemilola.

Source: Comrade Moses Olafare
Director, Media & Public Affairs,
Ooni's Palace.

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