Ex-minister mourns late Oyo commissioner, Ayoola

A former minister of Sports and Special Duties, Prof Taoheed Adedoja has commiserated with the Oyo State government over the death of former Speaker of the State House of Assembly and State Commissioner of Environment, Rt. Hon. Kehinde Ayoola.

Prof Adedoja also commiserated with the Governor Seyi Makinde, Ayoola’s family and people of the state over the loss.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain said that he received the news of the sudden demise of the deceased with shock and great sorrow, saying that it was still hard to believe that such a young promising politician had passed away.

Prof Adedoja described the deceased as an epitome of humility, honesty, hard work, excellence and a man of integrity with a humble spirit who always took upon himself the burden of peacebuilding and democratic consolidation.

He further described Ayoola as a dedicated and amiable person whose leadership qualities and sense of duty endeared him to many who met him.

According to him, “Kenny, as I usually called him was a brilliant young man, full of hope. He was endowed with lofty ideas for Oyo State and strove very hard to attain his set objectives.

“During my 2007 Oyo State Governorship Campaign on the platform of defunct Action Congress (AC), Kenny played a pivotal role as a member of our strategy committee. He discharged his duties with utmost honesty and candour, indeed Oyo State has lost a gem. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

“I commiserate with the governor and the entire people of Oyo State for the loss of such a glorious gentleman and builder. May God give the deceased family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

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