The Owaloko of Iloko Ijesha in Osun state, Oba Oladele Olashore has passed on. The paramount ruler died in London, UK, after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest. He was aged 77.
Oba Oladele Olashore was a former MD of First Bank of Nigeria, as well as a Minister of Finance in the Ernest Shonekan interim government.
He was a philanthropist, thoroughbred businessman, and an exemplary monarch. His school - Olashore International School - is unarguably one of the most respected private secondary schools in Nigeria.