Akarigbo of Remoland, Sonariwo, dies at 90
The Chairman of the Ogun State Council of Obas and Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo is dead.
The 90-year-old monarch who ascended the throne on July 14, 1990, joined his ancestors in United Kingdom where he was flown to on July 17 after a brief illness.
“He died Saturday evening in the UK, in the presence of his Olori, Abosede, who accompanied him on the medical trip,” a top government official from Sagamu confirmed to our correspondent yesterday.
Sonariwo, who was born in Ita Eleye in Lagos State in 1936, attended St. John School, Aroloya, Lagos from 1941 to 1949, and Methodist Boys High School from 1950 to 1955.
Sonariwo who became an orphan at six and had dreamt of working with the Central Bank of Nigeria to become the governor ‘so that I would sign my name on the naira notes’, travelled abroad for further studies and received series of training in tax and the accounting profession, and worked with the Inland Revenue Service.