- Late Yinka Odumakin continues to be hailed even in death by prominent Nigerians
- One of such Nigerians is the Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa
- Obasa described the deceased as a passionate Nigerian who fought for the good of the country
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has described the late Yinka Odumakin, as an activist who fought endlessly for a great Nigeria and a greater Yoruba race.
Obasa made the remark on Tuesday, April 6 when he led a delegation of lawmakers from the state Assembly to the Lagos home of the bereaved family.
The Speaker and his team were received by some civil society officials and Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, wife of the deceased.
He described the late Odumakin as a man who never deviated from whatever path he believed should be taken.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by Obasa's spokesman, Eromosele Ebhomele, quoted the Speaker as saying:
“It is an opportunity to urge others, particularly the civil society, to continue from where he has stopped and to put more efforts beyond what he achieved.
“This is because it is not yet El Dorado. We have to put more strength, determination, and commitment to get this nation to the position of our dreams.
“To the family, the truth is that life is created in such a way that we come and go and people will come and say one or two things about us. It is only God that will remain.”
Similarly, the founder of Oodua Peoples Congress, Otunba Gani Adams, has described the demise of Odumakin, as one death too many, saying Yoruba has lost a gem.
Adams said the death of the Afenifere publicity scribe is a big loss to the Yoruba nation, adding that news has dealt the southwest people a big blow.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Afenifere spokesman died on Saturday, April 3, at the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
Family sources say he was being treated for respiratory issues due to COVID-19 complications before he died.