- Osun state governor Oyetola lamented he was not able to fly one of his top aides who died for treatment abroad
- The governor described his late deputy chief of staff as a courageous person who was loyal
- Recall that Oyetola lost one of his aides to the cold hands of death on Friday, June 12, after a brief illness
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Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state has expressed sadness over the inability to have flown his late deputy chief of staff, Mikhail Jare Adebisi, out of the country for treatment.
According to The Nation, Oyetola disclosed this on Monday, June 15, while hosting state executive council members led by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji, who visited to condole with him.
The governor said if not for the coronavirus pandemic his late aide would have been taken for treatment outside the country.
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Oyebamiji along with members of the state House of Assembly visited the governor to brief him on the 3rd Day Fidau prayer that was held for the deceased.
The Osun state governor describing Adebisi as a courageous person said the deceased stood out in terms of loyalty, consistency, and dedication to duty.
He went on to note that the deputy chief of staff despite his health challenges, took his job seriously.
Oyetola further said it would be hard to replace his former aide as he was one of the most loyal and dedicated workers that surrounded him.
Osun state on Monday suspended its weekly exco meeting in honour of Adebisi, whose three-day Fidau Prayer was held.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Osun state government announced the death of the deputy chief of staff to Governor Oyetola.
The announcement was made on Saturday, June 13, in a statement which was also tweeted by the government's official Twitter handle.
According to the statement released by Governor Oyetola's chief press secretary, Ismail Omipidan, Adebisi died after a brief illness.
The statement denied rumours that Adebisi may have died of coronavirus, saying the late politician died after a brief illness.
In other news, the Delta state government of Ifeanyi Okowa was tragically plunged into mourning after the death of one of the state commissioners, Hon. Joyce Overah.
Overah, until his death, was the commissioner on the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC).
The commissioner was said to have passed away on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, in Sapele. He represented Sapele, Okpe and Ethiope West local government areas on the DESOPADEC board.
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