The immediate past governor of Ogun State and the Arole of Remoland, Otunba (Engr.) Gbenga Daniel has described His Royal Majesty, Oba Sir (Dr.) Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo, Erinjugbo II, the late Akarigbo and Paramount ruler of Remoland as an accomplished monarch whose death ended another glorious chapter in the administrative and rich cultural history of Remoland.
In his condolence message, Otunba Daniel mourned the passage of the highly revered king whose courage, carriage and charisma as a sovereign was exceptional.
A statement by Ayo Giwa, Media Officer to Otunba (Engr.) Daniel quoted him as saying “It is with heavy heart and great sadness that I learnt of the passing of Oba Michael Sonariwo, an exemplary and accomplished sovereign whose reign witnessed unprecedented development in Remo Kingdom and its environs”.
“As a sincere reformer and detribalized traditional ruler, he worked tirelessly to move his Kingdom forward with progressive vision, sterling leadership qualities and unshakeable commitment to serve which endeared him to the people of Remo Kingdom, Ogun State and Nigeria in general”
According to the former governor, the people of the ancient kingdom of Remo would miss the peace-loving Kabiyesi who provided conducive environment for indigenes and non-indigenes and also promoted socioeconomic development of Remoland and its environs.