- The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has sent a condolence message to Governor Abiodun on the death of his father
- Abiodun lost his dad, Emmanuel Adesanya, on Monday, August 2, at the age of 89 after an undisclosed illness
- Sanwo-Olu urged the Ogun governor and the entire family of Abiodun to take heart and take solace in Almighty God
The late Abiodun, an educationist, died at the age of 89 on Monday, August 2, after a brief illness.
In a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile and sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, August 3, the governor urged Abiodun, the deceased family, friends and entire people of Iperu-Remo and Ogun state in general to immortalise the good name of the late octogenarian.
“The death of a loved one, especially patriarch of a family, is usually painful as it is irreparable but we must always take solace in God for a good life lived by the deceased.
“On behalf of the good people of Lagos state and my adorable wife, Ibijoke, I sympathise with my friend and brother, Governor Dapo Abiodun, on the demise of his beloved father, Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun."
Sanwo-Olu also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the wife of the deceased, Mama Victoria Abiodun and the entire Abiodun family in Iperu-Remo and the people of Ogun state over the death of the patriarch of the Abiodun family.
“Papa Abiodun, fondly called ‘Baba Teacher’ by young and old due to his relentless efforts at imparting knowledge and inculcating the right values in his students, lived a fulfilled life as an educationist.
"He served as a school teacher for many years across the old Western State and made a positive impact on the lives of his numerous students who have turned out as great men and women in the society today.
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“The elderly and wise counsel of Papa would be sorely missed not only by his family but the entire people of Iperu-Remo. I pray that God will grant the deceased eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
Governor Dapo Abiodun loses father at 89
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the father of the Ogun state governor died on Monday, August 2, at the age of 89 after a brief illness.
It was reported that the deceased was survived by his wife, Victoria Abiodun, children and grandchildren.
The late Abiodun was an educationist and worked as a school teacher for many years across the old Western state as he was fondly called “Baba Teacher” due to his dedication to duty imparting knowledge and inculcating the right values in his students.