Tributes: Odumakin the human bridge connecting Nigeria

Odumakin is the bridge that connects the Omo Oduduwa (West), Ndigbos (South) and the Arewa Consultative Forum (North). I will tell you an incident which is remarkable about Yinka. There was a time that the Northern Elders Forum were to meet with the Southern and Middle Belt Forum leaders and many were a bit worried about the meeting and almost raised an objection. But Yinka worked tirelessly for us and the leaders of the South: Chief Nwodo; Chief Edwin Clark; Chief Ayo Adebanjo and Dr [Bitrus] Pogu of the Middle Belt Forum and Dan Suleiman. The Middle Belt people didn’t want the meeting to hold but Yinka did all he could to ensure the meeting went as planned. With this, I see him as a great leader. So, we have lost that gap filled by a big leader.

 

  • Retired Colonel Nyiam paid this tribute in an interview with Sunday Tribune

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