- Ex-Senate president Bukola Saraki has mourned the death of ex-Oyo governor, Ajimobi
- Saraki described the late former governor as a jovial, friendly and selfless politician
- The Kwara-born politician prayed to Allah to forgive Ajimobi's sins and grant him a place among the righteous ones in Aljannah Firdaus
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Nigeria's immediate past president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the death of Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state.
Senator Ajimobi died on Thursday, June 25. Reacting to his death via his Twitter handle, Saraki condoled with the wive and children of the departed politician.
He described Ajimobi as "a jovial, friendly and selfless politician who made immense contributions to Nigeria's development."
His words: "I join Nigerians from all walks of life in mourning with the Ajimobi family, particularly Mrs Florence Ajimobi and the children, over the passing away of Senator Abiola Isiaka Ajimobi.
"He was a jovial, friendly and selfless politician who made immense contributions to Nigeria's development, as a Senator, and Oyo State, where he served as a 2 term Governor.
"We will miss his wise counsel and mature interventions at this critical period of our national history."
The former Senate president prayed to Allah to forgive Ajimobi's sins and grant him a place among the righteous ones in Aljannah Firdaus.
"May He also grant Mrs Ajimobi and the entire family the fortitude to bear the loss," Saraki prayed.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state government has revealed the cause of the death of Ajimobi.
Akin Abayomi, Lagos state commissioner of health disclosed in a tweet on Friday, June 26, that the former governor died of multiple organ failure following complications from COVID-19 infection.
Also, the director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reacted to Ajimobi's death.
His reaction was posted on his Twitter handle: "Grateful for the life lived by @AAAjimobi and commisserate with his family & friends at this difficult time
"In memory of late Senator Ajimobi & every Nigerian life lost to #COVID19, we reiterate our commitment to stopping this outbreak. We need all hands on deck to keep pushing"
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