By Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos
Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commiserated with his Ogun State counterpart, Mr Dapo Abiodun, on the death of his beloved father, Dr Emmanuel Adesanya Abiodun.
The late Dr Emmanuel Abiodun, an educationist, died at the age of 89 on Monday after a brief illness.
Governor Sanwo-Olu in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, urged Governor Abiodun, the family of the deceased, friends and the people of Iperu-Remo and Ogun State, in general, to immortalise the good name of the late octogenarian.
The statement reads:
‘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. I also send my heartfelt condolences to Mama, Mrs 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 society today.
‘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.’