- Governor Dapo Abiodun has recently revealed what his father advised him to do in office before his demise
- The Ogun state governor said his father urged him to prioritize civil servants, pensioners and their gratuities
- Abiodun described the demise of his father as a painful one and a great loss to him and his family
Ogun state- Governor Dapo Abiodun has revealed his top priority in government few days after his father passed on.
The Punch reports that the Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Wednesday, August 11, said his father, Emmanuel Abiodun, had asked him to respect the civil servants, pay them regularly and ensure that pensioners get their gratuities.
"When I assumed office, my dad told me to be faithful to the oath of office I took, he said I should respect the civil servants, pay them regularly and ensure that pensioners get their gratuities and all will be well.
The governor who described the demise of his father as “painful and a great loss to him and his family”, said he broke down in tears when he received the news of the death of his father.
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“I am greatly pained by his death, but slowly coming to terms with the fact that he is no more. He had a humble beginning, but a glorious end. My father was a humble man.”
Meanwhile, Abiodun’s father passed on last week Tuesday, August 3, after he was rushed to a hospital abroad.
Recounting his experience with his father while growing up, Abiodun said he never saw his father got angry, but would always discipline his children when they misbehaved.
He added that his father admonished him to respect teachers and he has carefully kept to that advice, noting that his late father was a humble man who lived for his family and community.
Abiodun, who just returned from abroad, disclosed this when he received Remo traditional rulers, members of Ijebu-Remo unity forum, labour union leaders, NANS leadership and other prominent personalities who paid him and his family a condolence visit at his family house in Iperu-Remo.
The governor, however, urged the people to live humbly, extol good virtues and serve humanity as this would leave a lasting legacy in the mind of the people after one's demise.
Earlier in his remarks, Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, said that the late Pa Abiodun was an astute administrator and a great teacher who impacted positive values in the lives of younger ones, The Guardian report stated.
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