Makinde Sympathizes with Ogun Gov Over Death of Father

Oyo state governor Engr ‘Seyi Makinde has expressed his condolences to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on the death of his father, Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun, who died at the age of 89.

Makinde, who conveyed his sympathies to his brother-governor and the extended Abiodun family of Iperu Remo, Ogun State, prayed to God to give the family the strength to bear Papa’s passing.

According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, governor Makinde was quoted as saying that while the death of a loved one is always difficult, Pa Abiodun deserved to be honoured for the good life he had and the great legacy he left behind.

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He exhorted Governor Abiodun to stay strong and find comfort in Papa’s unique imprint on the earth as a long-serving teacher and nation-builder, as well as a faithful Christian who sowed noble seeds that have continued to generate excellent fruit in society.

Makinde said: “I commiserate with my brother, the Governor of Ogun State, His Excellency, Dr. Dapo Abiodun, on the death of his beloved father, Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun, aged 89.

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“While praying to God to grant him and the entire family the fortitude to bear the exit of Pa. Abiodun, I urge him to take heart and take solace in the good life Papa lived and the good legacies he left behind.

“As a teacher in the Western Region, Papa contributed meaningfully to building the nation and he sowed worthy seeds, which have become fruitful for the good of humanity.

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“We celebrate Papa’s life and pray to God to grant repose to his soul.”


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