Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has said the age-long feats of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, remain unmatched by any contemporary politician 28 years after his demise.
Speaking at the 28th Posthumous Birthday Anniversary of the late politician, Amosun described Awolowo as a man with great foresight who initiated landmark policies and projects in education and Infrastructural development that serve as bedrock and catalyst for today’s development in the Southwest Region and the entire nation.
“Baba as a leader was thinking ahead for his people, not minding the cost of the sacrifice. He remains a reference point for all of us today,” he added.
He described Awolowo as a selfless leader who never took any thought for only himself but also for generations after him. He urged politicians to emulate the late sage.
Bishop of Methodist Church, Remo Diocese, Rt. Rev. Micheal Akinwale, in a sermon to mark the occasion, described Awolowo as a leader “in whom there is no deceit and who had great integrity.”
He said he is a beneficiary of Awolowo’s free education policy, noting that if not for this opportunity, he would not have been educated, adding that the late legal luminary transformed many lives in his generation and gave hope for the hopeless.
Admonishing politicians to shun politics of bitterness and deceit, he asked, “can we still find a leader as Awolowo in our time”?