It was another big blow to the Owu Community in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital as one of its prominent sons, a retired Army General and military governor, Ekundayo Opaleye died

Opaleye, a former military governor of Ondo State (Ondo and Ekiti), reportedly died of heart attack in Abeokuta.

Until his sudden death, Opaleye was the Balogun of Erunmu-Owu, Abeokuta.

The late Army General's passage came exactly eight days after the death of Dr. Onaolapo Soleye, a former Finance minister, another Owu illustrious son.

Meanwhile, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has described his death as a great loss to the state and in deed Nigeria.

He was military governor of Ondo State from August 1986 to 1987, during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.

Opaleye, succeded the late Admiral Mike Akhigbe before handing over to Commodore Bode George.

Abiodun said late Maj. Gen. Opaleye's patriotism as a military officer and dedication to duty as an administrator will always be remembered.

"Major General Opaleye's contribution to our nation, particularly during his tenure as the military governor, will always be remembered.

"His dedication and service to the people of old Ondo State will forever be cherished. His sudden demise is a great loss to the entire country.

"We stand in solidarity with the bereaved family, offering our support and prayers as they navigate through this painful period.

"May they find strength and solace in the memories shared with Major General Opaleye. Our thoughts and prayers are with them," the governor stated.