Thu. May 23rd, 2024

By Sola Ojewusi

The Isolo Kingdom is mourning the loss of its revered leader, His Royal Majesty, Kabir Agbabiaka, who has passed away at the age of 64. The news of his demise spread swiftly through the community, leaving many in shock and sorrow.

According to sources close to the palace, the first-class traditional ruler breathed his last early Wednesday morning, 10th April 2024, at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), where he had been undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment. His sudden departure has left a noticeable void in the hearts of his subjects.

HRM Kabir Agbabiaka ascended to the throne in 2004, and his reign has been marked by a dedication to the welfare and progress of the Isolo Kingdom. His leadership was characterized by a commitment to tradition and modernity, as he sought to navigate the challenges facing his community in an ever-changing world.

The late monarch’s passing is particularly poignant as it comes merely three months shy of his 20th coronation anniversary. Plans for the milestone celebration had been underway, with anticipation and excitement palpable throughout the kingdom. However, fate had a different path in store, casting a shadow over what was meant to be a joyous occasion.

In addition to his role as the custodian of Isolo’s heritage and customs, HRM Agbabiaka was also actively involved in broader initiatives within Lagos State. He served as the Secretary of the League of Awori Obas, a position through which he advocated for the interests of his people and collaborated with fellow traditional rulers to address common concerns.

As news of his passing reverberates throughout Lagos and beyond, tributes pour in from all corners, reflecting the profound impact he had on those who knew him. His legacy as a compassionate leader and devoted servant of his community will undoubtedly endure, serving as a guiding light for generations to come.

The Isolo Kingdom now stands at a crossroads, mourning the loss of a beloved leader while also contemplating the future under new leadership. As preparations begin for the late monarch’s funeral rites, the outpouring of support and solidarity from across the region serves as a testament to the indelible mark he left on the hearts of many.

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