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  •  Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has described his deputy Dr Obafemi Hamzat as a reliable trustworthy and committed brother friend and partner Sanwo Olu in a statement signed on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile sent greetings to Hamzat who clocks 58 on Monday He said that the deputy remained a worthy ambassador committed public servant and partner in the Greater Lagos agenda According to him the deputy governor is worth celebrating for his life of consistent commitment to public service in different capacities He noted especially Hamzat s contributions to governance in Lagos State formerly as a commissioner in various ministries and now as deputy governor of the state Dr Hamzat is a reliable trustworthy and committed brother friend and partner He is an epitome of dedication and selflessness who has used his elevated positions in government to uplift the standards of life of the people he is serving he said Sanwo Olu said that Hamzat had contributed immensely to the growth and development of Lagos with a high degree of honesty dedication and professionalism He prayed that the Almighty God would keep and prosper him and his family giving him good health and wisdom to render more service to humanity Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole On behalf of my family Lagos State Government and the good people of Lagos State I wish my trustworthy hardworking dependable supportive and committed brother friend and partner in the Greater Lagos agenda Dr Obafemi Kadri Hamzat the deputy governor of Lagos State happy 58th birthday Dr Hamzat a seasoned technocrat administrator politician and committed democrat remains one of the most committed public servants and politicians in Lagos State in the present Fourth Republic He has contributed immensely to the governance and political development of our dear Lagos State he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu greets Hamzat at 58
     Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has described his deputy Dr Obafemi Hamzat as a reliable trustworthy and committed brother friend and partner Sanwo Olu in a statement signed on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile sent greetings to Hamzat who clocks 58 on Monday He said that the deputy remained a worthy ambassador committed public servant and partner in the Greater Lagos agenda According to him the deputy governor is worth celebrating for his life of consistent commitment to public service in different capacities He noted especially Hamzat s contributions to governance in Lagos State formerly as a commissioner in various ministries and now as deputy governor of the state Dr Hamzat is a reliable trustworthy and committed brother friend and partner He is an epitome of dedication and selflessness who has used his elevated positions in government to uplift the standards of life of the people he is serving he said Sanwo Olu said that Hamzat had contributed immensely to the growth and development of Lagos with a high degree of honesty dedication and professionalism He prayed that the Almighty God would keep and prosper him and his family giving him good health and wisdom to render more service to humanity Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole On behalf of my family Lagos State Government and the good people of Lagos State I wish my trustworthy hardworking dependable supportive and committed brother friend and partner in the Greater Lagos agenda Dr Obafemi Kadri Hamzat the deputy governor of Lagos State happy 58th birthday Dr Hamzat a seasoned technocrat administrator politician and committed democrat remains one of the most committed public servants and politicians in Lagos State in the present Fourth Republic He has contributed immensely to the governance and political development of our dear Lagos State he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu greets Hamzat at 58
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    Sanwo-Olu greets Hamzat at 58

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has described his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, as a reliable, trustworthy and committed brother, friend and partner.

    Sanwo-Olu, in a statement signed on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, sent greetings to Hamzat, who clocks 58 on Monday.

    He said that the deputy remained a worthy ambassador, committed public servant and partner in the ‘Greater Lagos’ agenda.

    According to him, the deputy governor is worth celebrating for his life of consistent commitment to public service in different capacities.

    He noted especially Hamzat’s  contributions to governance in Lagos State, formerly as a commissioner in various ministries and now as deputy governor of the state.

    ”Dr Hamzat is a reliable, trustworthy and committed brother, friend, and partner.

    ”He is an epitome of dedication and selflessness, who has used his elevated positions in government to uplift the standards of life of the people he is serving,” he said.

    Sanwo-Olu said that Hamzat had contributed immensely to the growth and development of Lagos with a high degree of honesty, dedication and professionalism.

    He prayed that the Almighty God would keep and prosper him and his family, giving him good health and wisdom to render more service to humanity, Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole.

    ”On behalf of my family, Lagos State Government, and the good people of Lagos State, I wish my trustworthy, hardworking, dependable, supportive and committed brother, friend and partner in the ‘Greater Lagos’ agenda, Dr Obafemi Kadri Hamzat, the deputy governor of Lagos State, happy 58th birthday.

    ”Dr Hamzat, a seasoned technocrat, administrator, politician and committed democrat, remains one of the most committed public servants and politicians in Lagos State in the present Fourth Republic.

    ”He has contributed immensely to the governance and political development of our dear Lagos State,” he said.


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  •  Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State says the late Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu was a strong supporter and pillar of her son the Ondo State governor The late evangelist mother of Gov Rotimi Akeredolu died peacefully in her sleep early on Thurday at 90 Sanwo Olu in a statement issued on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile commiserated with Gov Akeredolu on the death of his mother He urged his Ondo State counterpart his family friends and entire people of Owo and Ondo State in general to preserve the legacy of love and prayers left behind by the deceased The governor also urged members of the Christian community to immortalise the good name of the late nonagenarian and her service in God s vineyard On behalf of the State Government good people of Lagos State and my adorable wife Ibijoke I sympathise with my brother Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on the demise of his beloved mother and matriarch of the family Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu I also send my heartfelt condolences to all the children grandchildren great grandchildren family members and entire people of Owo and Ondo State over the death of Mama Akeredolu Mama was a strong supporter and pillar of Gov Akeredolu and without any iota of doubt she contributed to the success of all her children as a principled disciplined and committed mother he said Sanwo Olu said that she also trained her children and those around her in the way of God As an evangelist she served God and humanity passionately using her gift and talent to win souls for God and minister to people around her She was an apostle of God and remained committed to God till her passing on Thursday The elderly and wise counsel of Mama would be sorely missed I pray God will grant the deceased eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu commiserates with Akeredolu over mother’s death
     Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State says the late Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu was a strong supporter and pillar of her son the Ondo State governor The late evangelist mother of Gov Rotimi Akeredolu died peacefully in her sleep early on Thurday at 90 Sanwo Olu in a statement issued on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile commiserated with Gov Akeredolu on the death of his mother He urged his Ondo State counterpart his family friends and entire people of Owo and Ondo State in general to preserve the legacy of love and prayers left behind by the deceased The governor also urged members of the Christian community to immortalise the good name of the late nonagenarian and her service in God s vineyard On behalf of the State Government good people of Lagos State and my adorable wife Ibijoke I sympathise with my brother Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on the demise of his beloved mother and matriarch of the family Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu I also send my heartfelt condolences to all the children grandchildren great grandchildren family members and entire people of Owo and Ondo State over the death of Mama Akeredolu Mama was a strong supporter and pillar of Gov Akeredolu and without any iota of doubt she contributed to the success of all her children as a principled disciplined and committed mother he said Sanwo Olu said that she also trained her children and those around her in the way of God As an evangelist she served God and humanity passionately using her gift and talent to win souls for God and minister to people around her She was an apostle of God and remained committed to God till her passing on Thursday The elderly and wise counsel of Mama would be sorely missed I pray God will grant the deceased eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu commiserates with Akeredolu over mother’s death
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    Sanwo-Olu commiserates with Akeredolu over mother’s death

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says the late Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu was a strong supporter and pillar of her son, the Ondo State governor.

    The late evangelist, mother of Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu, died peacefully in her sleep early on Thurday, at 90. Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, commiserated with Gov. Akeredolu on the death of his mother.

    He urged his Ondo State counterpart, his family, friends and entire people of Owo and Ondo State in general to preserve the legacy of love and prayers left behind by the deceased.

    The governor also urged members of the Christian community to immortalise the good name of the late nonagenarian and her service in God’s vineyard.

    ”On behalf of the State Government, good people of Lagos State and my adorable wife, Ibijoke, I sympathise with my brother, Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on the demise of his beloved mother and matriarch of the family, Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu.

    ”I also send my heartfelt condolences to all the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family members and entire people of Owo and Ondo State over the death of Mama Akeredolu.

    ”Mama was a strong supporter and pillar of Gov. Akeredolu and without any iota of doubt, she contributed to the success of all her children as a principled, disciplined and committed mother,” he said.

    Sanwo-Olu said that she also trained her children and those around her in the way of God. ”As an evangelist, she served God and humanity passionately, using her gift and talent to win souls for God and minister to people around her.

    “She was an apostle of God and remained committed to God till her passing on Thursday.

    ”The elderly and wise counsel of Mama would be sorely missed.

    “I pray God will grant the deceased eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he said.


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  •  Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has felicitated the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC Sen Kashim Shettima on his 56th birthday describing him as a visionary leader Shettima the immediate past governor of Borno State clocked 56 on Friday Sept 2 Sanwo Olu in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile said that Shettima was a committed and selfless public servant He said that the former governor contributed not only to his state but Nigeria as a whole as an experienced banker respected politician and public officer The governor said that the APC vice presidential candidate had displayed pragmatic leadership with selflessness and dedication He said that he did so by rendering quality service to people at the state and national levels both in the private and public sectors On behalf of my wife Ibijoke and the good people of Lagos State I join family friends political associates leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress APC to congratulate Sen Kashim Shettima the running mate to our National Leader and presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his 56th birthday Sen Shettima in the last three decades has distinguished himself as successful banker and public officer rising to the position of a General Manager in Zenith Bank before yielding the clarion call in 2007 to serve as Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development in Borno State As a golden fish which cannot be hidden Shettima within four years served as Commissioner in five ministries Finance and Economic Development Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs Education Agriculture and Health under Gov Ali Modu Sheriff from 2007 to 2011 Having proved to be a trusted and committed manager of manpower and resources his people elected him as Governor in 2011 he said According to him Shettima s input in the growth and development of Borno State during his tenure as governor is a clear testament to his visionary leadership He said that his developmental strides in the Borno State were noticeable in different areas of endeavour to date Sanwo Olu said that he had also distinguished himself in the legislative chamber as a member of the Senate representing Borno Central His penchant for diligence and contributions toward the development of Nigeria s socio economic and political landscape based on his service to the nation in different capacities in the past without any iota of doubt made him the right choice as the APC vice presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential poll On this occasion of his 56th birthday I wish our incoming Vice President by the grace of God good health and wisdom as he continues to render more services to our dear country Sanwo Olu said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Shettima, visionary leader – Sanwo-Olu
     Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has felicitated the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC Sen Kashim Shettima on his 56th birthday describing him as a visionary leader Shettima the immediate past governor of Borno State clocked 56 on Friday Sept 2 Sanwo Olu in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile said that Shettima was a committed and selfless public servant He said that the former governor contributed not only to his state but Nigeria as a whole as an experienced banker respected politician and public officer The governor said that the APC vice presidential candidate had displayed pragmatic leadership with selflessness and dedication He said that he did so by rendering quality service to people at the state and national levels both in the private and public sectors On behalf of my wife Ibijoke and the good people of Lagos State I join family friends political associates leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress APC to congratulate Sen Kashim Shettima the running mate to our National Leader and presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his 56th birthday Sen Shettima in the last three decades has distinguished himself as successful banker and public officer rising to the position of a General Manager in Zenith Bank before yielding the clarion call in 2007 to serve as Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development in Borno State As a golden fish which cannot be hidden Shettima within four years served as Commissioner in five ministries Finance and Economic Development Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs Education Agriculture and Health under Gov Ali Modu Sheriff from 2007 to 2011 Having proved to be a trusted and committed manager of manpower and resources his people elected him as Governor in 2011 he said According to him Shettima s input in the growth and development of Borno State during his tenure as governor is a clear testament to his visionary leadership He said that his developmental strides in the Borno State were noticeable in different areas of endeavour to date Sanwo Olu said that he had also distinguished himself in the legislative chamber as a member of the Senate representing Borno Central His penchant for diligence and contributions toward the development of Nigeria s socio economic and political landscape based on his service to the nation in different capacities in the past without any iota of doubt made him the right choice as the APC vice presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential poll On this occasion of his 56th birthday I wish our incoming Vice President by the grace of God good health and wisdom as he continues to render more services to our dear country Sanwo Olu said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Shettima, visionary leader – Sanwo-Olu
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    Shettima, visionary leader – Sanwo-Olu

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has felicitated the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Kashim Shettima on his 56th birthday, describing him as a visionary leader.

    Shettima, the immediate past governor of Borno State, clocked 56 on Friday, Sept. 2. Sanwo-Olu, in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, said that Shettima was a committed and selfless public servant.

    He said that the former governor contributed not only to his state but Nigeria as a whole, as an experienced banker, respected politician and public officer.

    The governor said that the APC vice presidential candidate had displayed pragmatic leadership with selflessness and dedication.

    He said that he did so by rendering quality service to people at the state and national levels both in the private and public sectors.

    ”On behalf of my wife, Ibijoke, and the good people of Lagos State, I join family, friends, political associates, leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to congratulate Sen. Kashim Shettima, the running mate to our National Leader and presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on his 56th birthday.

    ”Sen. Shettima, in the last three decades, has distinguished himself as successful banker and public officer, rising to the position of a General Manager in Zenith Bank before yielding the clarion call in 2007 to serve as Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development in Borno State.

    ”As a golden fish, which cannot be hidden, Shettima within four years served as Commissioner in five ministries – Finance and Economic Development, Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Education, Agriculture and Health under Gov. Ali Modu Sheriff from 2007 to 2011. ”Having proved to be a trusted and committed manager of manpower and resources, his people elected him as Governor in 2011,” he said.

    According to him, Shettima’s input in the growth and development of Borno State during his tenure as governor is a clear testament to his visionary leadership.

    He said that his developmental strides in the Borno State were noticeable in different areas of endeavour to date.

    Sanwo-Olu said that he had also distinguished himself in the legislative chamber as a member of the Senate, representing Borno Central.

    ”His penchant for diligence and contributions toward the development of Nigeria’s socio-economic and political landscape based on his service to the nation in different capacities in the past without any iota of doubt made him the right choice as the APC vice presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential poll.

    ”On this occasion of his 56th birthday, I wish ‘our incoming Vice President’, by the grace of God, good health and wisdom, as he continues to render more services to our dear country,” Sanwo-Olu said.


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  •  Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has said that the death of his Senior Special Assistant on Tertiary Education Youth and Student Affairs Mr Omotayo Sanyaolu is a personal loss to him Sanwo Olu in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile on Friday mourned Sanyaolu Sanyaolu who was the immediate past Youth Leader of the Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC died on Friday after his involvement in an auto crash in Lagos Sanwo Olu expressed his heartfelt sympathies to the family of Sanyaolu describing the late aide as a loyal committed hardworking and dedicated co worker in the Greater Lagos agenda The governor said the death of Sanyaolu was a personal loss to him and the Lagos State Government as well as the deceased s family friends Lagos APC and tertiary institutions within the state According to him the death of a loved one is usually painful as it is irreparable but one must thank God that Sanyaolu made a positive impact during his short but eventful lifetime He served our party APC passionately and meritoriously as a Youth Leader and contributed to its victory in many elections Tayo as my Special Assistant on Tertiary Education Youth and Student Affairs was very instrumental to the Greater Lagos agenda He contributed positively to issues affecting the youths and students in the state I sympathise with his widow children siblings friends and the entire family as well as Lagos State and the APC family I pray that God will grant the late Omotayo Sanyaolu eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss We will miss Tayo he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanyaolu’s death personal loss to me – Sanwo-Olu
     Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has said that the death of his Senior Special Assistant on Tertiary Education Youth and Student Affairs Mr Omotayo Sanyaolu is a personal loss to him Sanwo Olu in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile on Friday mourned Sanyaolu Sanyaolu who was the immediate past Youth Leader of the Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC died on Friday after his involvement in an auto crash in Lagos Sanwo Olu expressed his heartfelt sympathies to the family of Sanyaolu describing the late aide as a loyal committed hardworking and dedicated co worker in the Greater Lagos agenda The governor said the death of Sanyaolu was a personal loss to him and the Lagos State Government as well as the deceased s family friends Lagos APC and tertiary institutions within the state According to him the death of a loved one is usually painful as it is irreparable but one must thank God that Sanyaolu made a positive impact during his short but eventful lifetime He served our party APC passionately and meritoriously as a Youth Leader and contributed to its victory in many elections Tayo as my Special Assistant on Tertiary Education Youth and Student Affairs was very instrumental to the Greater Lagos agenda He contributed positively to issues affecting the youths and students in the state I sympathise with his widow children siblings friends and the entire family as well as Lagos State and the APC family I pray that God will grant the late Omotayo Sanyaolu eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss We will miss Tayo he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanyaolu’s death personal loss to me – Sanwo-Olu
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    Sanyaolu’s death personal loss to me – Sanwo-Olu

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said that the death of his Senior Special Assistant on Tertiary Education, Youth and Student Affairs, Mr Omotayo Sanyaolu, is a personal loss to him.

    Sanwo-Olu, in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, on Friday, mourned Sanyaolu.

    Sanyaolu, who was the immediate past Youth Leader of the Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), died on Friday, after his involvement in an auto crash in Lagos.

    Sanwo-Olu expressed his heartfelt sympathies to the family of Sanyaolu, describing the late aide as a ”loyal, committed, hardworking and dedicated co-worker in the Greater Lagos agenda”.

    The governor said the death of Sanyaolu was a personal loss to him and the Lagos State Government, as well as the deceased’s family, friends, Lagos APC and tertiary institutions within the state.

    According to him, the death of a loved one is usually painful as it is irreparable, but one must thank God that Sanyaolu made a positive impact during his short, but eventful lifetime.

    ”He served our party, APC, passionately and meritoriously as a Youth Leader and contributed to its victory in many elections.

    ”Tayo as my Special Assistant on Tertiary Education, Youth and Student Affairs was very instrumental to the Greater Lagos agenda.

    “He contributed positively to issues affecting the youths and students in the state.

    ”I sympathise with his widow, children, siblings, friends and the entire family, as well as Lagos State and the APC family.

    ”I pray that God will grant the late Omotayo Sanyaolu eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

    We will miss Tayo,” he said.


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  •  Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State on Sunday mourned the passage of Mrs Kemi Nelson a member of the Governance Advisory Council GAC of the All Progressives Congress APC GAC is the apex leadership body of the Lagos State All Progressives Congress APC Nelson a former Executive Director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund NSITF and ex South West Zonal Women Leader of APC died on Sunday at the age of 66 Sanwo Olu said this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile He described the death of Nelson as a great loss to Lagos State especially the ruling party considering her unique position as one of the great mobilisers in the party He said that the late Lagos APC Women Leader was a passionate trustworthy committed extremely loyal politician leader women advocate and an invaluable asset to APC and Lagos State According to him the death of Mrs Kemi Nelson is a painful and big loss to him personally to GAC APC the deceased family and friends I am saddened by the passage of this indefatigable devoted loyal committed progressive democrat and team player who played remarkable roles in the success of our party at the state zonal and national levels during her lifetime Chief Kemi Nelson as a consummate politician and committed leader of her people especially women contributed immensely to the growth and development of our great party as APC Women Leader in Lagos and South West She also did her best for our dear Lagos State during her tenure as Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation She will be missed dearly by her family friends and the entire political class particularly GAC chieftains and members of the ruling party across Lagos State and Nigeria I pray that God would grant the soul of our beloved GAC member Chief Kemi Nelson eternal rest and comfort the immediate and political family she left behind he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu mourns APC advisory council member, Kemi Nelson
     Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State on Sunday mourned the passage of Mrs Kemi Nelson a member of the Governance Advisory Council GAC of the All Progressives Congress APC GAC is the apex leadership body of the Lagos State All Progressives Congress APC Nelson a former Executive Director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund NSITF and ex South West Zonal Women Leader of APC died on Sunday at the age of 66 Sanwo Olu said this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile He described the death of Nelson as a great loss to Lagos State especially the ruling party considering her unique position as one of the great mobilisers in the party He said that the late Lagos APC Women Leader was a passionate trustworthy committed extremely loyal politician leader women advocate and an invaluable asset to APC and Lagos State According to him the death of Mrs Kemi Nelson is a painful and big loss to him personally to GAC APC the deceased family and friends I am saddened by the passage of this indefatigable devoted loyal committed progressive democrat and team player who played remarkable roles in the success of our party at the state zonal and national levels during her lifetime Chief Kemi Nelson as a consummate politician and committed leader of her people especially women contributed immensely to the growth and development of our great party as APC Women Leader in Lagos and South West She also did her best for our dear Lagos State during her tenure as Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation She will be missed dearly by her family friends and the entire political class particularly GAC chieftains and members of the ruling party across Lagos State and Nigeria I pray that God would grant the soul of our beloved GAC member Chief Kemi Nelson eternal rest and comfort the immediate and political family she left behind he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu mourns APC advisory council member, Kemi Nelson
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    Sanwo-Olu mourns APC advisory council member, Kemi Nelson

    Gov.

    Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Sunday mourned the passage of Mrs Kemi Nelson, a member of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC), of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

    GAC is the apex leadership body of the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC).

    Nelson, a former Executive Director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and ex-South-West Zonal Women Leader of APC, died on Sunday at the age of 66.

    Sanwo-Olu said this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile.

    He described the death of Nelson as a great loss to Lagos State, especially the ruling party, considering her unique position as one of the great mobilisers in the party.

    He said that the late Lagos APC Women Leader was a ”passionate, trustworthy, committed, extremely loyal politician, leader, women advocate and an invaluable asset to APC and Lagos State”.

    According to him, the death of Mrs Kemi Nelson is a painful and big loss to him personally, to GAC, APC, the deceased family and friends.

    “I am saddened by the passage of this indefatigable, devoted, loyal, committed, progressive democrat and team player who played remarkable roles in the success of our party at the state, zonal and national levels during her lifetime.

    ”Chief Kemi Nelson as a consummate politician and committed leader of her people, especially women, contributed immensely to the growth and development of our great party as APC Women Leader in Lagos and South-West.

    ”She also did her best for our dear Lagos State during her tenure as Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

    ”She will be missed dearly by her family, friends and the entire political class, particularly GAC, chieftains and members of the ruling party across Lagos State and Nigeria.

    ”I pray that God would grant the soul of our beloved GAC member, Chief Kemi Nelson, eternal rest and comfort the immediate and political family she left behind,” he said.

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  •  Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos on Monday paid an unscheduled visit to members of his press crew at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre located within the state secretariat The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor s visit was to empathise with members of the press crew who were attacked by hoodlums on Sunday in a bus conveying them to Lagos Island NAN also reports that the governor was accompanied on the visit by his Chief of Staff Mr Tayo Ayinde his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile and other aides Sanwo Olu urged the journalists not to be deterred by the incident saying it was part of the hazards of their job He reassured journalists especially members of Lagos State Governor s Office Correspondents LAGOCO that their safety and welfare were paramount to him Your job is risky very risky but don t be deterred by the hazards of the job You must have the courage to persevere Sanwo Olu said He said that the traducers of the government would always find way of discrediting its good intentions and policies The governor ordered an investigation into the attack that left some journalists injured and the press crew bus badly damaged He added that the government would pick up the hospital bills of those injured in the incident NAN reports that the attack on the journalists occurred between Ebute Ero and Adeniji Iga Idunganran area during the visit of the APC Presidential Candidate Sen Bola Tinubu to the palace of Oba of Lagos Oba Rilwan Akiolu NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu visits Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, sympathises with attacked journalists
     Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos on Monday paid an unscheduled visit to members of his press crew at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre located within the state secretariat The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor s visit was to empathise with members of the press crew who were attacked by hoodlums on Sunday in a bus conveying them to Lagos Island NAN also reports that the governor was accompanied on the visit by his Chief of Staff Mr Tayo Ayinde his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile and other aides Sanwo Olu urged the journalists not to be deterred by the incident saying it was part of the hazards of their job He reassured journalists especially members of Lagos State Governor s Office Correspondents LAGOCO that their safety and welfare were paramount to him Your job is risky very risky but don t be deterred by the hazards of the job You must have the courage to persevere Sanwo Olu said He said that the traducers of the government would always find way of discrediting its good intentions and policies The governor ordered an investigation into the attack that left some journalists injured and the press crew bus badly damaged He added that the government would pick up the hospital bills of those injured in the incident NAN reports that the attack on the journalists occurred between Ebute Ero and Adeniji Iga Idunganran area during the visit of the APC Presidential Candidate Sen Bola Tinubu to the palace of Oba of Lagos Oba Rilwan Akiolu NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu visits Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, sympathises with attacked journalists
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    Sanwo-Olu visits Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, sympathises with attacked journalists

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, on Monday, paid an unscheduled visit to members of his press crew at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, located within the state secretariat.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor’s visit was to empathise with members of the press crew who were attacked by hoodlums on Sunday in a bus conveying them to Lagos Island.

    NAN also reports that the governor was accompanied on the visit by his Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde, his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, and other aides.

    Sanwo-Olu urged the journalists not to be deterred by the incident, saying it was part of the hazards of their job.

    He reassured journalists, especially members of Lagos State Governor’s Office Correspondents (LAGOCO), that their safety and welfare were paramount to him.

    ”Your job is risky; very risky, but don’t be deterred by the hazards of the job. You must have the courage to persevere,” Sanwo-Olu said.

    He said that the traducers of the government would always find way of discrediting its good intentions and policies.

    The governor ordered an investigation into the attack that left some journalists injured and the press crew bus badly damaged.

    He added that the government would pick up the hospital bills of those injured in the incident.

    NAN reports that the attack on the journalists occurred between Ebute-Ero and Adeniji, Iga-Idunganran area during the visit of the APC Presidential Candidate, Sen. Bola Tinubu, to the palace of Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has sympathised with his Ondo State counterpart Rotimi Akeredolu and the people of the state over the Sunday s killing of worshippers at a Catholic church in Owo Worshippers at St Francis Catholic Church at Owa luwa Street Owo were attacked and killed by gunmen during service Sanwo Olu in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile described the attack as callous inhuman and despicable He sympathised with the people of Ondo State especially the residents of Owo and members of the St Francis Catholic Church Owa luwa According to him it is crime against humanity to open fire on worshippers on Sunday morning killing scores of people The governor who also commiserated with the Catholic Church of Nigeria and the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives in the ugly incident On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State I commiserate with Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Ondo State Government and the entire people of the state over the tragic loss caused by the attack and killings of worshippers by the evil men this morning Attacking a congregation and shedding innocent blood during a divine service in the temple of God is condemnable as it is a crime against humanity It is barbaric callous and despicable crime for any man to attack and kill worshippers or any fellow man in a manner the yet to be identified gunmen carried out the heinous crime in the Catholic Church this morning Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims families and the Christian community and the people of Owo as well as the entire people of Ondo State who are affected by this unfortunate incident he said NAN
    Owo attack: Sanwo-Olu sympathises with Akeredolu, people of Ondo State
     Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has sympathised with his Ondo State counterpart Rotimi Akeredolu and the people of the state over the Sunday s killing of worshippers at a Catholic church in Owo Worshippers at St Francis Catholic Church at Owa luwa Street Owo were attacked and killed by gunmen during service Sanwo Olu in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile described the attack as callous inhuman and despicable He sympathised with the people of Ondo State especially the residents of Owo and members of the St Francis Catholic Church Owa luwa According to him it is crime against humanity to open fire on worshippers on Sunday morning killing scores of people The governor who also commiserated with the Catholic Church of Nigeria and the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives in the ugly incident On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State I commiserate with Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Ondo State Government and the entire people of the state over the tragic loss caused by the attack and killings of worshippers by the evil men this morning Attacking a congregation and shedding innocent blood during a divine service in the temple of God is condemnable as it is a crime against humanity It is barbaric callous and despicable crime for any man to attack and kill worshippers or any fellow man in a manner the yet to be identified gunmen carried out the heinous crime in the Catholic Church this morning Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims families and the Christian community and the people of Owo as well as the entire people of Ondo State who are affected by this unfortunate incident he said NAN
    Owo attack: Sanwo-Olu sympathises with Akeredolu, people of Ondo State
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    Owo attack: Sanwo-Olu sympathises with Akeredolu, people of Ondo State

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has sympathised with his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu and the people of the state over the Sunday’s killing of worshippers at a Catholic church in Owo.

    Worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church at Owa-luwa Street, Owo, were attacked and killed by gunmen during service.

    Sanwo-Olu, in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, described the attack as callous, inhuman and despicable.

    He sympathised with the people of Ondo State, especially the residents of Owo, and members of the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa.

    According to him, it is crime against humanity to open fire on worshippers on Sunday morning, killing scores of people.

    The governor, who also commiserated with the Catholic Church of Nigeria and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives in the ugly incident.

    ”On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State, I commiserate with Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Ondo State Government and the entire people of the state, over the tragic loss caused by the attack and killings of worshippers by the evil men this morning.

    ”Attacking a congregation and shedding innocent blood during a divine service in the temple of God is condemnable as it is a crime against humanity.

    ”It is barbaric, callous and despicable crime for any man to attack and kill worshippers or any fellow man in a manner the yet-to-be-identified gunmen carried out the heinous crime in the Catholic Church this morning.

    ”Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and the Christian community and the people of Owo, as well as the entire people of Ondo State, who are affected by this unfortunate incident,” he said.

    (NAN)

  •  Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has urged Nigerian workers including public and private workers in the state to remain productive as the world celebrates International Workers Day Sanwo Olu in a statement issued on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile urged workers to be committed at carrying out their duties He commended all the workers for their patience strength passion and commitment to the development of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole According to him workers are the lifeblood of the economy hence should not relent in their positive contributions to the economy Happy Workers Day to all our committed and hardworking workers in the public and private sectors We appreciate your contributions they are indeed the lifeblood of our economy because without the contributions of the workers no government can achieve its dream Nigerian workers are the fabric that make up the society as a result of their tireless contributions to the socio economic development of the country As we join the rest of the world today to celebrate International Workers Day I implore all workers especially those in Lagos State to remain productive and committed to duty We must all join hands together to take Lagos to greater heights in line with our administration s Greater Lagos agenda As a government we will continue to make the welfare of workers our priority and ensure that we play our role in creating a good working environment for workers in the state I congratulate all our workers on the 2022 International Workers Day Sanwo Olu said Editted by AbdulFatai Atuonwu NAN
    International Workers’ Day: Sanwo-Olu counsels workers on productivity
     Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has urged Nigerian workers including public and private workers in the state to remain productive as the world celebrates International Workers Day Sanwo Olu in a statement issued on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile urged workers to be committed at carrying out their duties He commended all the workers for their patience strength passion and commitment to the development of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole According to him workers are the lifeblood of the economy hence should not relent in their positive contributions to the economy Happy Workers Day to all our committed and hardworking workers in the public and private sectors We appreciate your contributions they are indeed the lifeblood of our economy because without the contributions of the workers no government can achieve its dream Nigerian workers are the fabric that make up the society as a result of their tireless contributions to the socio economic development of the country As we join the rest of the world today to celebrate International Workers Day I implore all workers especially those in Lagos State to remain productive and committed to duty We must all join hands together to take Lagos to greater heights in line with our administration s Greater Lagos agenda As a government we will continue to make the welfare of workers our priority and ensure that we play our role in creating a good working environment for workers in the state I congratulate all our workers on the 2022 International Workers Day Sanwo Olu said Editted by AbdulFatai Atuonwu NAN
    International Workers’ Day: Sanwo-Olu counsels workers on productivity
    General news5 months ago

    International Workers’ Day: Sanwo-Olu counsels workers on productivity

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has urged Nigerian workers, including public and private workers in the state to remain productive as the world celebrates International Workers’ Day.Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, urged workers to be committed at carrying out their duties.He commended all the workers for their patience, strength, passion and commitment to the development of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole.According to him, workers are the lifeblood of the economy, hence, should not relent in their positive contributions to the economy.”Happy Workers’ Day to all our committed and hardworking workers in the public and private sectors.“We appreciate your contributions; they are indeed the lifeblood of our economy because without the contributions of the workers, no government can achieve its dream.”Nigerian workers are the fabric that make up the society as a result of their tireless contributions to the socio-economic development of the country.”As we join the rest of the world today, to celebrate International Workers’ Day, I implore all workers, especially those in Lagos State to remain productive and committed to duty.”We must all join hands together to take Lagos to greater heights in line with our administration’s Greater Lagos agenda.”As a government, we will continue to make the welfare of workers our priority and ensure that we play our role in creating a good working environment for workers in the state.“I congratulate all our workers on the 2022 International Workers’ Day,” Sanwo-Olu said.Editted by AbdulFatai Atuonwu(NAN)

  •  Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has described the demise of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III Alaafin of Oyo as a great loss to Nigeria In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile the governor said his death was a great loss to the people and traditional institution of Oyo State Adeyemi passed away on Friday at the age of 83 Sanwo Olu commiserated with the Governor of Oyo State Mr Seyi Makinde and the entire Yoruba race both at home and in the Diaspora The late monarch s service to the people of the ancient town Oyo State and Nigeria especially in the area of promotion of Yoruba culture and tradition will remain his enduring legacy he said Sanwo Olu urged the family friends and associates as well as the entire people of Oyo Kingdom to immortalise him and ensure the late Alaafin of Oyo s legacies were sustained On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State I commiserate with my brother the Oyo State Governor Engr Seyi Makinde I commiserate with the people of Oyo State especially sons and daughters of the ancient Oyo Kingdom Specifically over the death of one of the foremost and most respected traditional rulers in Nigeria Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III who joined his ancestors on Friday The death of Oba Adeyemi is a great loss not only to the people of Oyo State but the entire Yoruba sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora he said According to him this is because of the unique position the Alaafin of Oyo holds as a descendant of Oduduwa He will be greatly missed He was one of the great promoters of Yoruba culture and tradition He contributed immensely to the growth and development of Oyo Kingdom and improved the livelihood of the people of the town As a first class monarch he left a lasting legacy that the people of the ancient town will continue to cherish the governor said Sanwo Olu prayed that the Almighty should find a peaceful resting place for the soul of the late Oba Adeyemi He also prayed that the royal family Yoruba land and the people of Oyo town would find the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss NAN
    Alaafin’s demise, great loss to Nigeria – Sanwo-Olu
     Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has described the demise of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III Alaafin of Oyo as a great loss to Nigeria In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile the governor said his death was a great loss to the people and traditional institution of Oyo State Adeyemi passed away on Friday at the age of 83 Sanwo Olu commiserated with the Governor of Oyo State Mr Seyi Makinde and the entire Yoruba race both at home and in the Diaspora The late monarch s service to the people of the ancient town Oyo State and Nigeria especially in the area of promotion of Yoruba culture and tradition will remain his enduring legacy he said Sanwo Olu urged the family friends and associates as well as the entire people of Oyo Kingdom to immortalise him and ensure the late Alaafin of Oyo s legacies were sustained On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State I commiserate with my brother the Oyo State Governor Engr Seyi Makinde I commiserate with the people of Oyo State especially sons and daughters of the ancient Oyo Kingdom Specifically over the death of one of the foremost and most respected traditional rulers in Nigeria Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III who joined his ancestors on Friday The death of Oba Adeyemi is a great loss not only to the people of Oyo State but the entire Yoruba sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora he said According to him this is because of the unique position the Alaafin of Oyo holds as a descendant of Oduduwa He will be greatly missed He was one of the great promoters of Yoruba culture and tradition He contributed immensely to the growth and development of Oyo Kingdom and improved the livelihood of the people of the town As a first class monarch he left a lasting legacy that the people of the ancient town will continue to cherish the governor said Sanwo Olu prayed that the Almighty should find a peaceful resting place for the soul of the late Oba Adeyemi He also prayed that the royal family Yoruba land and the people of Oyo town would find the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss NAN
    Alaafin’s demise, great loss to Nigeria – Sanwo-Olu
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    Alaafin’s demise, great loss to Nigeria – Sanwo-Olu

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has described the demise of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III (Alaafin of Oyo) as a great loss to Nigeria.

    In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, the governor said his death was a great loss to the people and traditional institution of Oyo State.

    Adeyemi passed away on Friday at the age of 83.

    Sanwo-Olu commiserated with the Governor of Oyo State, Mr Seyi Makinde, and the entire Yoruba race both at home and in the Diaspora.

    ”The late monarch’s service to the people of the ancient town, Oyo State and Nigeria, especially in the area of promotion of Yoruba culture and tradition, will remain his enduring legacy,” he said.

    Sanwo-Olu urged the family, friends and associates, as well as the entire people of Oyo Kingdom, to immortalise him and ensure the late Alaafin of Oyo’s legacies were sustained.

    ”On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State, I commiserate with my brother, the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde.

    ”I commiserate with the people of Oyo State, especially sons and daughters of the ancient Oyo Kingdom.

    “Specifically over the death of one of the foremost and most respected traditional rulers in Nigeria, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, who joined his ancestors on Friday.

    ”The death of Oba Adeyemi is a great loss not only to the people of Oyo State but the entire Yoruba sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora,” he said.

    According to him, this is because of the unique position the Alaafin of Oyo holds as a descendant of Oduduwa. He will be greatly missed.

    ”He was one of the great promoters of Yoruba culture and tradition.

    “He contributed immensely to the growth and development of Oyo Kingdom and improved the livelihood of the people of the town.

    ”As a first-class monarch, he left a lasting legacy that the people of the ancient town will continue to cherish,” the governor said.

    Sanwo-Olu prayed that the Almighty should find a peaceful resting place for the soul of the late Oba Adeyemi.

    He also prayed that the royal family, Yoruba land and the people of Oyo town would find the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

    (NAN)

  •  Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has described the demise of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III Alaafin of Oyo as a great loss to Nigeria In a condolence message on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile the governor said his death was great loss to the people and traditional institution of Oyo State Oba Adeyemi passed away on Friday at the age of 83 Sanwo Olu commiserated with the Governor of Oyo State Mr Seyi Makinde and the entire Yoruba race both at home and in the diaspora The late monarch s service to the people of the ancient town Oyo State and Nigeria especially in the area of promotion of Yoruba culture and tradition will remain his enduring legacy he said Sanwo Olu urged the family friends and associates as well as the entire people of Oyo Kingdom to immortalise him and ensured the late Alaafin of Oyo s legacies were sustained On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State I commiserate with my brother the Oyo State Governor Engr Seyi Makinde I commiserate with the people of Oyo State especially sons and daughters of the ancient Oyo Kingdom over the death of one of the foremost and most respected traditional rulers in Nigeria Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III who joined his ancestors on Friday The death of Oba Adeyemi is a great loss not only to the people of Oyo State but the entire Yoruba sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora This is because of the unique position the Alaafin of Oyo holds as a descendant of Oduduwa He will be greatly missed He was one of the great promoters of Yoruba culture and tradition He contributed immensely to the growth and development of Oyo Kingdom and improved the livelihood of the people of the town As a first class monarch he left a lasting legacy that the people of the ancient town will continue to cherish the governor said Sanwo Olu prayed that the Almighty should find a peaceful resting place for the soul of the late Oba Adeyemi and grant the royal family Yoruba land and the people of Oyo town the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss Source Credit The News Agency of Nigeria NAN
    Alaafin demise, great loss to Nigeria – Sanwo-Olu
     Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has described the demise of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III Alaafin of Oyo as a great loss to Nigeria In a condolence message on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Gboyega Akosile the governor said his death was great loss to the people and traditional institution of Oyo State Oba Adeyemi passed away on Friday at the age of 83 Sanwo Olu commiserated with the Governor of Oyo State Mr Seyi Makinde and the entire Yoruba race both at home and in the diaspora The late monarch s service to the people of the ancient town Oyo State and Nigeria especially in the area of promotion of Yoruba culture and tradition will remain his enduring legacy he said Sanwo Olu urged the family friends and associates as well as the entire people of Oyo Kingdom to immortalise him and ensured the late Alaafin of Oyo s legacies were sustained On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State I commiserate with my brother the Oyo State Governor Engr Seyi Makinde I commiserate with the people of Oyo State especially sons and daughters of the ancient Oyo Kingdom over the death of one of the foremost and most respected traditional rulers in Nigeria Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III who joined his ancestors on Friday The death of Oba Adeyemi is a great loss not only to the people of Oyo State but the entire Yoruba sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora This is because of the unique position the Alaafin of Oyo holds as a descendant of Oduduwa He will be greatly missed He was one of the great promoters of Yoruba culture and tradition He contributed immensely to the growth and development of Oyo Kingdom and improved the livelihood of the people of the town As a first class monarch he left a lasting legacy that the people of the ancient town will continue to cherish the governor said Sanwo Olu prayed that the Almighty should find a peaceful resting place for the soul of the late Oba Adeyemi and grant the royal family Yoruba land and the people of Oyo town the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss Source Credit The News Agency of Nigeria NAN
    Alaafin demise, great loss to Nigeria – Sanwo-Olu
    General news5 months ago

    Alaafin demise, great loss to Nigeria – Sanwo-Olu

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has described the demise of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III (Alaafin of Oyo) as a great loss to Nigeria.

     In a condolence message on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, the governor said his death was great loss to the people and traditional institution of Oyo State.

    Oba Adeyemi passed away on Friday at the age of 83.

    Sanwo-Olu commiserated with the Governor of Oyo State, Mr Seyi Makinde, and the entire Yoruba race both at home and in the diaspora

    ‘The late monarch’s service to the people of the ancient town, Oyo State and Nigeria, especially in the area of promotion of Yoruba culture and tradition, will remain his enduring legacy,” he said.

    Sanwo-Olu urged the family, friends and associates, as well as the entire people of Oyo Kingdom to immortalise him and ensured the late Alaafin of Oyo’s legacies were sustained.

    ”On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State, I commiserate with my brother, the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde.

    ”I commiserate with the people of Oyo State, especially sons and daughters of the ancient Oyo Kingdom over the death of one of the foremost and most respected traditional rulers in Nigeria, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, who joined his ancestors on Friday.

    ”The death of Oba Adeyemi is a great loss not only to the people of Oyo State but the entire Yoruba sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora.

    “This is because of the unique position the Alaafin of Oyo holds as a descendant of Oduduwa. He will be greatly missed.

     

    ”He was one of the great promoters of Yoruba culture and tradition.

    “He contributed immensely to the growth and development of Oyo Kingdom and improved the livelihood of the people of the town.

     

    ”As a first-class monarch, he left a lasting legacy that the people of the ancient town will continue to cherish,” the governor said.

    Sanwo-Olu prayed that the Almighty should find a peaceful resting place for the soul of the late Oba Adeyemi and grant the royal family, Yoruba land and the people of Oyo town the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

    Source Credit: The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)