As the remains of a former Speaker of the Oyo State and Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Right Honourable Kehinde Ayoola, are committed to mother earth this week, 2019 governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, has urged the people of the state to take solace in the deceased’s “excellent legacy.”
Lanlehin, who described Ayoola’s death as tragic and painful in a condolence message, noted that the former speaker was “a unique and precious wet tree in the forest of Oyo State, indeed Nigerian politics.”
Ayoola, who was elected Speaker in 1999 during the administration of the late Lam Adesina, died on May 14 and will be buried on Thursday.
In his tribute to the departed former parliamentarian, Lanlehin said he “was a man of unimpeachable integrity, matchless character, profound depth and great wisdom, whose eloquence and mastery of the written word gave him off as an intellectual whose foray into politics underscored the need for the incursion of more professionals and pragmatic thinkers into Nigerian politics.
“Ayoola was a decent man, a man of sincerity and his word. He was a quintessential Yoruba Omoluabi.
“One attribute of the deceased whom I had the privilege of interacting with was his ability to relate across age groups and party divides, as well as his broadmindedness, a tendency which adveetised his humanism
“I pray God to grant a repose ot his great soul as well as grant us all the fortitude to bear this extremely irreparable loss. We can only take solace in the fact that he left behind an excellent legacy.
Lanlehin, who represented Oyo South District between 2011 and 2015, said the deceased would be missed by all
He condoled with the family of the deceased, particularly his wife, Professor Olukemi Ayoola and the children, the governor of Oyo State, the Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III and associates, asking God to strengthen them to bear the loss.
YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THESE HEADLINES FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE
Buy and read digital replicas of your TRIBUNE titles by subscribing through E-VENDING
Moon Not Sighted, Sultan Says Ramadan Ends On Saturday
Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has confirmed that this year’s Ramadan will come to and end on Saturday, 23rd of May, as moon for the new month was not sighted. This is according to a press statement signed by Professor Sambo Wali Junaidu, Chairman Advisory Committee on Religious… Read full story
Lagos Finalises Register- To- Open Guidelines, Set To Restart Economy ― Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State government has set the process of re-opening its economy in motion, with the rollout of Register-to-Open guidelines, saying the 4-page guidelines were the major part of the measures initiated to achieve phased re-opening of the state economy… Read full story
Buhari’s Executive Order Gives Financial Autonomy To State Legislature, Judiciary
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed an Executive Order granting financial autonomy to both legislative and judicial arms of states. It was tagged Executive Order No 10 of 2020 according to a statement by Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations Office of the… Read full story
Reps Threaten To Prosecute MDAs Over Breach Of 2020 Budget
Following the submission of the revised 2020 budget proposal by President Muhammadu Buhari, the House of Reps on Friday warned that Federal Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) to desist from tampering with the 2020 budget. The Chairman of the Appropriation Committee, Hon. Muktar Aliyu Betara… Read full story
Ogun Govt Extends Lockdown By Another Week
Ogun State government has, yet again, extended the existing lockdown by another week. Gov Dapo Abiodun made this known while briefing journalists on Friday in Abeokuta. He maintained that the state was constrained to extend the lockdown for another week as it continued to record more cases of the Coronavirus… Read full story
Islamic Cleric Ordered To Return 16-Year-Old Girl He Married As 9th Wife In Ondo
An Islamic cleric in Odo State was on Friday, May 22, asked by a court to return a 16-year-old girl to her parents after he forced her into marrying him, thus becoming his ninth wife. The Islamic cleric, Alhaji Yusuf Lateef, was ordered by the Family Court based in Akure, the state capital, to return the secondary… Read full story
US Family Returns $1million Found On Street
A sheriff’s department in the US state of Virginia praised a family who returned two large mail bags they found in the middle of the road — filled with nearly $1 million in cash. Emily Schantz told local television station WTVR that her family was out driving when they ran over one of the bags… Read full story
COVID-19 Fears: Buhari Bars Sallah Visitors From Villa
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will be obeying the directive of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar that all Muslims in the country should observe Eid-el-Fitr prayers at home. He also asked politicians, religious leaders, top government officials and children not to… Read full story
Chinese Medical Team Not In Nigeria To Treat Coronavirus Cases, Says CCECC
The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) on Friday said the 15-man Chinese medical team has been carrying out its “assignment in Nigeria basically in an advisory role capacity and not treating coronavirus patients. In a statement released on the official Twitter handle of the company on Friday… Read full story