By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has described the late Senator Biyi Durojaiye as a well-respected community leader, who cared for the well-being of his fellow human being.
This is just as the Governor described late Major General Adetunji Olurin (Rtd), another elder statesman in the state as a man of great impact who devoted the larger part of his life to the service of mankind through the Nigerian Army where he served with dignity and valour.
Governor Abiodun, represented by his Deputy, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele stated this during condolence visits to the families of the two illustrious sons of the state who passed on to eternity recently.
He described the duo as worthy elder statemen and astute supporters of his administration.
Speaking at the house of the deceased former Senator in Lagos, the state’s helmsman noted that he was a caring father and leader, who fought gallantly for the enthronement of democratic rule.
In the same vein, while speaking at the residence of the Olurins also in Lagos, Abiodun described the passage of the General, who was a one-time Military Governor of Oyo State as a great loss to the state, the country and humanity in general.
Acknowledging the contributions of the war veteran to the restoration of peace to Liberia and the West African region, the governor commended him for discharging his duties with characteristic commitment and professionalism.
In their respective responses, daughter of late Senator Durojaiye, Revd. Bukola Ogunkanmi and the widow of General Olurin, Mrs. Kehinde Olurin, thanked Governor Abiodun for sparing a thought for them during trying times.
Revd. Ogunkanmi who described her father as a strong man whose death was shocking added that the family would announce date for the funeral soon.
On her part, Mrs. Olurin pointed out that her late husband was a distinguished son of the state who paid his dues for the country, noting that she was glad that her late husband lived a good life.