The father of Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba Land, Iba Gani Adams is dead. Pa Lamidi Adams who passed on in the early hour of Saturday in a private hospital in Lagos, died at the ripe age of eighty years old.
The 5++ star general of the Yorubaland is a very powerful seat given to the generalissimo, the war general during the old Oyo Empire. An Aare Ona Kakanfo would lead battles, fight wars, mobilise and train “soldiers” and conquer the enemies. The title of Aare Ona Kakanfo was introduced hundreds of years ago to the Yoruba land by King Ajagbo, who lead over 700 years ago. The introduction of the title was informed by the need to fortify the ancient, pre-colonial army of the old Oyo Empire which at one time could boast of over 100,000 horsemen.
In a press statement made available by the family, Pa Lamidi Adams ran a private transport business in Oturkpo in Benue State before joining Desmony Nig. Ltd.
He worked at Desmony Nigeria Ltd, an Italian company in his early age as Head of Transport Unit before venturing into his personal transport business.
He was survived by Iba Gani Adams, The Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba Land and many children.
Burial arrangements will be announced later.