The vacuum created by the demise of renown journalist, actor, and literary icon Alagba Adebayo Faleti will be difficult to fill,
Engineer Raufu Olaniyan, All Progressives Congress Aspirants in a condolence message also noted that noting that distinguished poet and translator left a very enviable track record that will be challenging to surpass.
Olaniyan who also expresses shock over the news of the late icon’s death in a media release made available to newsmen in Ibadan yesterday signed by his media aide Omolere Omoetan said Faleti while alive did all he could to promote the Yoruba language and culture and therefore urge all to continue to uphold the course to bolster the relevance of the Yoruba culture, language and way of life particularly amongst our children.
The erstwhile Permanent Secretary in the Oyo State Civil service said that he is happy that Faleti got recognition for his numerous achievements from the federal government when he was awarded officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).
He however stressed the need for the south western state to immortalise the renowned literary icon for the promotion and upliftment of the Yoruba language and culture which he lived for.
The former Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency boss, said that though Adebayo Faleti passed on at a good old age of 86 years he will be greatly missed.
He prayed that God will grant the family the fortitude to bear this bereavement and urge them to take solace in knowing that Baba Adebayo Faleti will never be forgotten, because those who touches the hearts of the people they leave behind never dies.