It was a shocker recently when reports filtered-in that Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, the paramount ruler of Oniruland has gone to join his ancestors.
Daily Advent gathered that the prominent Lagos Monarch, passed on after a brief illness. He was 82years old.
Watch his final burial ceremony below:
Oba Idowu Oniru is the Architect of the modern and sprawling Oniru estate in Victoria Island. He did a lot to make Oniru estate what it is today.
Born on 6 September, 1937 when Oniru Palace was at Igbodu, a village within Egbere (native name of Victoria Island). The late Oba succeeded his father, Oba Yesufu Oniru in 1995, following a compromise and a legal battle by other ruling houses.
The newly departed Oba attended St David’s Primary School and Araromi Baptist School on Lagos Island and then went to Eko Boys High School for his secondary education.
In 1965, he left Nigeria to study civil engineering at the British Institute of Engineering Technology in Slough. He returned to Nigeria in 1968, to join his father run the family business. Under his reign Iruland grew to become Nigeria’s most valued real estate.