Prominent Osun Citizen, Hassan Arogundade Dies at 83

Alhaji Hassan Arogundade, a Prominent Citizen of Osun State from Ilobu in Irepodun Local Government of the state died on Thursday at the age of 83.

The late Arogundade, who was the Asiwaju of Ilobu Land and the community’s Aare Musulumi died on Thursday (December 13, 2018), four days after returning from a prolonged trip to the United States of America, where he was receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

He is a philanthropist and religious leader, Alhaji Arogundade was a respected member of Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria where he won Gold Merit Award bestowed on him by the Lagos Branch on May 28, 2000.

According to a press release made available to, Barr. Adejare Adebisi, The Supervisor Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs describes the Late Arogundade has a high fly banker, an economist and committed Osun indigene in his lifetime.

He was a former Director, National Bank of Nigeria in the old Oyo state, Chairman, Ilobu Micro Finance Bank and Council Member of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

He said his death is a huge loss to the people of Ilobu irrespective of religious, economic and social backgrounds.

We will continue to remember Alhaji Arogundade for his contribution to building the National Bank of Nigeria and made it a strong and reliable financial institution until economic downturn changed the situation.

We cannot forget Alhaji Arogundade’s contribution to the creation of Osun state, her economic development and that of Nigeria at large.

Alhaji Hassan Arogundade’s death is a great loss to the state and Nigeria at large. We will miss his intelligence, valuable advice, experience and sincerity of purpose to developmental issues.

The government commiserates with the Olobu of Ilobu, Oba Asiru Olatoye, the immediate and extended family of Late Alhaji Arogundade, the people of Ilobu and state of Osun at large on the passage of one of the pride of the state of Osun.

However, the family should take solace in the good name, profile and legacy that our departed Alhaji Arogundade left behind.

The remains of the deceased was buried today Friday 14th December at his resident at Alhaji Arogundade Way, Ojutu Area, Ilobu. A special prayer follows immediate.

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