The Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has condoled with the government and people of Oyo State over the death of a former Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
The Governor said government and people of Niger State and indeed the entire People of the North Central Zone of the Country, share in the moment of grief with the family, Oyo State and the Nation at large considering the fact that the former Governor was a patriotic personality.
Governor Sani Bello described late Ajomobi as a committed, diligent, hard-working, and selfless politician having served his State and the Nation in different capacities and contributed his quota to the political and economic development of the Nation.
Mr. Governor, however, said he is consoled by the fact that late Abiola Ajimobi lived a life worthy of emulation having left an indelible mark in the sands of time.
“He was a patriotic and exemplary leader who impacted so many lives. We have to accept God‘s will, knowing that death is inevitable to all mortals”, the Governor said.
He then prayed Allah to grant the soul of the deceased Aljannah Firdausi and give his family and the people of his State the fortitude to bear the loss.
Late Abiola Ajimobi died on the 25th of June 2020, at the age of 70 after he tested positive to COVID-19.
He was the immediate past Governor of Oyo State who served two terms, and also a one-time Managing Director at the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company, a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum Company.
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