- The governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun has declared that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is an asset Nigeria can not afford to lose
- Abiodun on Sunday, August 15, revealed that Obasanjo still had a lot to offer the country and humanity
- Obasanjo had paid a condolence visit to the Governor Abiodun, over the death of his father, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun
Iperu-Remo - Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state on Sunday, August 15, revealed that the country cannot afford to lose former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
According to The Punch, Abiodun adopted the former Nigerian leader as his father saying Obasanjo still had a lot to offer the nation and humanity.
The governor made the disclosure when the former president paid a condolence visit to him over the death of his father, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun, at the Iperu-Remo family house, The Guardian added.
Obasanjo on his part said he had come on the condolence visit to share in the grief of missing a loved one.
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He urged the people to take a lesson from the death of the 89-year-old, noting everyone would answer the call one day no matter how long.
Governor Dapo Abiodun's father dies at 89 after brief illness
In a statement posted on his Facebook page on the evening of Monday, August 2, and seen by Legit.ng, the deceased was survived by his wife, Victoria Abiodun, children and grandchildren.
According to the statement, 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.
Ogun state governor declares his top priority in government
In a related development, Governor Abiodun revealed his top priority in government few days after his father passed on.
The Ogun state governor on Wednesday, August 11, said his father had asked him to respect the civil servants, pay them regularly and ensure that pensioners get their gratuities.
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.