The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council and lawmaker representing Oyo North Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National Assembly on Thursday Condoled Governor Seyi Makinde; Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; family, friends and political associates of the late Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola.
Ayoola died on Thursday morning during a brief illness.
The NUJ in a statement signed by the Chairman and Secretary, Ademola Babalola and Sola Oladapo respectively, urged the Governor to take heart and be consoled that the late politician who was one time speaker of the State Assembly, lived a life worthy of emulation.
Senator Buhari in a separate statement signed by his media office lamented that Hon. Ayoola died at a time when his contribution is required by serving the state.
The lawmaker identified Hon. Ayoola as a visionary politician who used his timely opportunity especially between 1999 and 2003 to serve people of Oyo State diligently.
He prayed onto God to be with his family and give them, Oyo State government and his loved ones the fortitude to bear the sudden death
According to NUJ, “Ayoola was a vibrant, enigmatic, resourceful, diligent and cerebral politician whose demise was on death too many for the Pacesetters State.
“He will be sorely missed as a member of Governor Makinde’s think thank team. He was a fine gentleman and encyclopedia of Oyo politics since the reign of late former Governor Bola Ige.
“Our condolence also goes to the Alaafin, the people of Oyo town especially Oyo Federal constituency. We pray God grant the wife, children, family and friends left by the late colourful politician the fortitude to bear his irreplaceable loss,” the statement added.