The Oyo state Governor, Engineer Oluseyi Makinde has today donated a tortoise to the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso to replace Baba Agba. It would be recalled that the 344 years old tortoise popularly called Baba Agba died in October 2019 and has since been embalmed.
The new tortoise which was taken to palace by the state commissioner for Education Barrister Olasunkami Olasunkanmi Olaleye and a friend of the Governor simply identify as Double D was received by Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade 111.
The were accompanied the caretaker of Chairman Ogbomoso North Local Government Alhaji Ibrahim Ajagba and his South Counterpart Mr Timothy Oyeniyi.
Mr. Toyin Ajamu, private secretary to the foremost monarch while confirming the development said ‘ we received the new tortoise this afternoon from the government, I think it is to feel the vacuum left behind by Baba Agba.
He added that the custodians of the tortoise have been told not to expose it to the public pending the time scientists will give us adequate information, including the age and species about the tortoise.