By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has mourned the death of his Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Rt Hon. Kehinde Ayoola.
The governor on Twitter said he received the death of the former commissioner with sadness.
In his Twitter handle, the governor said: “I received with deep sadness, the news of the death of my dear friend and colleague, Rt. Honourable Kehinde Ayoola. Up until his death this morning(Thursday), he served as the Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in Oyo State.
“I met late Rt. Honourable Ayoola in 2002, when we worked together as members of the Fortune Group for the election of Senator Rasheed Ladoja. He also served as the Director-General for my 2015 campaign and the Deputy Director-General for my 2019 campaign.
“He was a loyal friend with a dedication to duty that cannot be questioned. He will be sorely missed for his great oratory skills and his love for the people of Oyo Town and Oyo State. May his soul rest in peace”.
Ayoola was said to have driven himself to a hospital about two weeks ago where he was attended to and advised to have full rest at home.
He was speaker of the state House of Assembly in 1999 under Lam Adesina’s governorship and became the Commissioner for Environment following Governor Seyi Makinde’s inauguration in 2019.