Ondo State Governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa, on Thursday paid condolences to the family of his predecessor, Rotimi Akeredolu, at his residence in Ibadan, Oyo State.
According to statement by the Governor’s Spokesman said, Mr. Ebenezer Adeniyan, Mr.
Ayedatiwa, who led members of the State Executive Council in the condolences, described the late school principal as “an honest, courageous, selfless and fighting patriotic leader.
It was,” he said. He said it was a rare privilege to serve under his leadership, adding that late Mr. Akeredolu’s name will never be forgotten.
“Governor Aidatiwa reiterated that the death of his late boss was a great loss to Ondo State, the South-West region and Nigeria as a whole, stating that the governor Mr. Akeredolu’s fight for a peaceful, just and just society It is a great loss and one that will not be easily forgotten.
“He recognizes the legacy of the late Mr. Akeredolu is his invaluable contribution to the socio-economic and infrastructural development of Ondo State, the growth of the Anglican Church and the reform of the Nigerian legal profession.
” The governor stressed that Mr. Akeredolu completed his mission on earth and was blessed with wonderful children who could fulfill his mission and uphold his reputation.
“On behalf of the Akeredolu family, the brother of the deceased, Pastor Kola Akeredolu, expressed gratitude to the delegation led by Governor Ayedatiwa for their thoughtful visit.
” VIZTADAILY said Mr. Akeredolu was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday morning for surgery. It is reported that he passed away at the age of 67. Prostate cancer treatment at a German hospital.
Mr. Ayedatiwa was also sworn in as the substantive governor on Wednesday following the governor’s death.