Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Friday, expressed mixed feelings over news of the death of Sir Olaniwun Ajayi, Afenifere chieftain, who died at the age of 91.
“Although he will be sorely missed, we cannot but thank the Almighty for the eventful and highly impactful life that the late Sir Olaniwun Ajayi lived,” Governor Amosun said.
The governor described the late Sir Ajayi, an associate of the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, as one of the icons of Ogun State and architect of modern day Nigeria.
He added that the fact that the late elder statesman lived a long, fulfilled life in good health and made it to the gracious old age of 91, is something to be grateful to God for.
While commiserating with the Ajayi family, the good people of Ogun State and indeed the entire nation, over the loss of the elder statesman, the governor said his words of wisdom will be missed at this critical stage of the nation’s development.
“We will surely miss his wealth of experience at this time but we take solace in the quality of life he lived and the legacies he has left behind,” Governor Amosun said.