- The former minister described the late Pa Olaniyan as a very influential figure in his life and career.
- While eulogizing his mentor, reigned all manner of reverence and admiration for the 93-year-old veteran
- He went further to liken late Pa Olaniyan to a warrior, an elder statesman, and a man whose impact has helped humanity
Odeomu, Osun - A former minister of police affairs, Abdul Jelili Adesiyan has described the death of his mentor and teacher, Chief CFI Olaniyan as a great loss to Nigeria, especially the people of Osun state.
According to a statement made available to Legit.ng, on Tuesday, April 5, Adesiyan described the late Olaniyan as a man who came, saw, and conquered.
“We thought he will remain to see his work in humanity forever but we are not God The Alpha and Omega of life. God blessed him with everything and long life.”
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Adesiyan also stated that the late Olaniyan had a huge influence on him as a person stating that he everything to humanity.
Adesanyan eulogises his mentor, late Olaniyan
“He was everything to humanity, the teacher, the proprietor, the politician, the elder statesman, the chairman of the proprietors’ association in Lagos state. A warrior who never ran away from a fight. He was a principal till he gave up the ghost.
“I can see him humming to paradise. God bless the wives he left behind and all children both biological and adopted including me. Alhaj Abdul Jelili Oyewale Adesiyan Jallo 1976 sets of Victory High school Abule Onigbagbo, airport Road ikeja.
“Indeed a loss to Nigeria. Rest well papa in the bosom of your Lord whom we all know you worshipped to the end.”
APC convention: How former minister endorsed Omisore for national secretary
Meanwhile in the political scene, Abdul-Jelili Adesiyan was one of those who canvassed his support for Senator Iyiola Omisore to become the national secretary of the APC.
Adesiyan, who is fondly called Jallo, prior to the party convention said that Omisore had submitted his intention form for the position pledging to deliver and be diligent in his works if given the opportunity.
He said Omisore, a former deputy governor of Osun state and two terms senator is the most qualified for the position of the party's scribe.
Adesiyan calls for Aregbesola's sack over APC crisis
Contrastingly, while drumming his support for Omisore, the ex-minister has called for dismissal of minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola.
Adesiyan made this known via a statement made available to Legit.ng on Tuesday, February 14, in Osogbo, the state capital.
The ex-minister described Aregebesola's attack on his benefactor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, his predecessor, Chief Bisi Akande, and the governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola as the most reckless and uncivilised of a minister of the federal republic of Nigeria.