By OKUNADE ADEKUNLE
The Speaker, Lagos House of Assembly, Rt. (Hon) Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, has described the death of Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, immediate past governor of Oyo state, as another great loss to the Southwest and Nigeria, especially happening few days after the demise of a respected senator, Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo.
Obasa, in his condolence message released by his media office on Friday, said he was particularly pained that death had to snatch Ajimobi at a time his experience was seriously needed by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) through which he governed Oyo state.
According to Obasa, late Ajimobi was a consummate politician who would be greatly missed by the country and its people including those he served as governor.
“Senator Ajimobi was one of the few Nigerian politicians who transversed both the corporate and political world and made success of both. He died at a time the country and the APC needed his wealth of experience and wisdom from both worlds,” Obasa said.
He urged the family of the deceased to take solace in the good work he had done while alive.
“I pray the Almighty Allah grant him aljarnah firdaus and give his family the fortitude to bear this huge loss,” said Obasa.
Meanwhile, it was reported that the immediate past governor of Oyo state would be buried this morning (Friday) at his country home in Ibadan.
Recalled that the former governor and Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress was confirmed dead yesterday ( Thursday) at the First Cardiology Consultants Hospital in Lagos.
The 70-year-old had been on a life support machine barely a few days after he was admitted at the hospital when he slipped into a coma following coronavirus complications.