By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Oyo state deputy governor, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, on Friday, led the state delegation on a condolence visit to the family of Kehinde Ayoola, the State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, who died on Thursday morning.
Condoling the wife of the decease, Prof Olukemi Ayoola, the deputy governor described the demise of Ayoola as unexpected and a great loss of an active player in the Gov Makinde administration.
He said late Ayoola was never a dormant member of the state executive but a resourceful and active contributor during state executive meetings.
He lamented that Ayoola died when Gov Makinde and his team were trying to reshape and reset Oyo state from where they met it .
He, however, said the decease had came and conquered by playing his own role in reshaping the state.
He consoled the wife, children and the entire family of the decease to accept the heartfelt sympathy of the state cabinet and the people of Oyo state.
Responding on behalf of the family, the son of the decease, Beel’Oluwawi Ayoola, thanked the government delegation for the visit.
The Secretary to the State Government – Mrs. Olubanwo Adeosun, Head of Service – Mrs. Amidat Agboola and the Chief Press Secretary to Gov Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa were among the delegation.
The late Ayoola, was born in Oyo town in January 1965 and attended St. Michael’s Primary School, Oke Ebo, Oyo, Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo and the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile-Ife, in Osun.
He served as the Speaker of the 4th Session of the Oyo State House of Assembly under the Lam Adesina administration.
He was the state commissioner for Environment, until his demise on May 14.