Former Senator, Shehu Sani, has said that the death of famous tortoise, Alagba, reflects the spirit of resilience and endurance in Nigeria.
Alagba, who resided in the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi, died at the age of 344.
Its death was confirmed to newsmen in Ogbomoso on Thursday by the private secretary to the monarch, Toyin Ajamu.
Reacting on Friday to the news, Mr Sani in a tweet sighted by Igbere TV wrote:
The longevity of that tortoise symbolises the spirit of resilience and endurance against all odds and its death was a message to its hosts country.