Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has described the late Dr Wahab Adegbenro, Commissioner for Health, as a reliable colleague and compatriot.
Akeredolu made this known on Thursday on his official Twitter handle, @RotimiAkeredolu.
According to the governor, Adegbenro’s calmness and dedication toward caring for everybody was loved by all.
“He will be sorely missed. My heartfelt condolences to his family,” Akeredolu said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Ondo State Government had earlier today directed flags raised at half-mast for seven days to mourn Adegbenro.
Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Adeleye Ajayi (NAN)
Late Sen. Osinowo displayed unwavering commitment to better Nigeria- Folarin
Sen. Teslim Folarin (APC-Oyo Central) has described the death of Sen. Adebayo Osinowo (APC-Lagos East) as a loss of a patriot, who displayed unwavering commitment to a better Nigeria.
This is contained in a tribute he signed and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Tuesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the late Sen. Osinowo died on Monday.
“Distinguished Sen. Osinowo was unwavering in his commitment to a better Nigeria. He made a huge difference in the lives of millions of people in Lagos East Senatorial district and Nigeria at large,” he said.
Folarin, a former Senate leader, recalled late Osinowo’s great impressions on him as regards religious tolerance, efficacy of prayers and service to humanity during the 2019 Hajj they performed together.
He said that Osinowo’s demise was a bitter pill for members of the 9th National Assembly, the people of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria and All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The sudden demise of my colleague and brother, Sen. Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo is, undoubtedly, a bitter pill for members of the 9th Assembly, the people of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria and APC,” he said.
Folarin expressed his condolences to Osinowo’s family, the Nigerian Senate, APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the good people of Lagos and Ogun States.
“My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and associates worldwide as we grieve over the loss of such an extraordinary individual.
“I pray that in this difficult time, God give us the strength and courage to bear the irreplaceable loss.
“The wonderful memories of Sen. Osinowo’s unique personality will be celebrated by all for a very long time. May Allah grant him Al-Jannah Fridauz,” he said.
Edited Edith Bolokor/Adeleye Ajayi
Late Osinowo left a vacuum, his legacies live on – Lawmaker
A member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Gbolahan Yishawu, on Tuesday said the demise of Sen. Bayo Osinowo (APC-Lagos East) had left a big vacuum in the state.
Yishawu, a third-term lawmaker representing Eti-Osa Constituency II, in a statement in Lagos, said that the death of Osinowo came to him as a rude shock and very painful.
The lawmaker, who is the Chairman of House Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, however, said that the great legacies of the former four-term member of the Lagos Assembly would live on.
He described late Osinowo, popularly known as “Pepperito”, as an amiable and dogged person who was interested in the greater good of all.
“This is a loss to our great party, Lagos East Senatorial District, Lagos State and indeed the entire nation.
“It is a loss to me personally too; this came to me as a rude shock, when I heard it.
“He has left a vacuum but I know his legacy lives on.
“May Almighty Allah forgives him and grants him Aljanah Firdaus,’’ Yishawu said.
He also extended his condolence to the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and the entire people of Lagos East Senatorial District.
The lawmaker also condoled with the immediate family of the late senator and prayed that God grant them the fortitude to bear the painful loss.
The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the first time senator represented Kosofe Constituency I in Lagos Assembly for four consecutive terms and served as Chairman House Committee on Lands for 16 years.
He died on Monday at a Lagos hospital after a brief illness at the age of 64.
The late lawmaker was elected into the Senate on the platform of the APC on Feb. 23, 2019.
Until his death, Osinowo served as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Industry and Investment.
Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)
Late Olumilua left good footprints in humanity services – Ondo Assembly
The Ondo State House of Assembly on Friday said that late Bamidele Olumilua, former governor of old Ondo State, left good footprints in his service to humanity.
The Assembly extolled the virtues of its erstwhile governor in a condolence message by Mr Olugbenga Omole, the Chairman of House Committee on Information, in Akure.
“As a visionary leader, late Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua through his dynamic and visionary leadership as governor of old Ondo state did his best despite the fact that his tenure was short,” he said.
According to him, Olumilua’s death has created another vacuum in the political landscape of Nigeria.
The spokesman of the House of Assembly described Olumilua as an icon of democracy that would be sorely missed by his friends, family members and political associates.
“The members pray to God to grant him eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss,” he said.(NAN)
Late Justice Nabaruma was courageous, diligent -Tinubu
The National Leader of the APC, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has commiserated with Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala-Buni and the people of Yobe over the death of the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Musa Nabaruma.
In a condolence message to the family members of the deceased, Tinubu also expressed his condolences to the family of the late chief judge whom he described as a courageous and diligent judicial officer.
The Chief Judge, until his death, was Yobe’s number one judicial official for 10 years, having been sworn in since 2011 in that capacity.
He died in an Abuja hospital on May 19, after a protracted renal disease.
Tinub said: “I received with great shock and grief, the news of the death of an illustrious public servant and a jurist of high intellectual repute, Hon. Justice Musa Nabaruma, chief judge of Yobe state.
“The late chief Judge was not just the longest serving in that capacity in the history of Yobe state, he was respected by all for his sense of justice, fairness, and equity,” he said
The APC leader said that as a judicial officer, the late chief judge discharged himself creditably.
“On behalf of myself and my wife, Oluremi, I wish to express our sincere sympathy and deepest condolences to Your Excellency, the Nigerian Judiciary, his immediate and extended family, as well as the entire people of Yobe state, on this irreparable loss.
“Our hearts are with you all at this moment.
“We pray that Almighty Allah grant his soul eternal rest, comfort his family and give us all, the fortitude to bear this loss,” Tinubu said.
Edited By: Chioma Ugboma (NAN)