Frontline Ogun State politician, Dr. Adewale Adenaike has commiserated with the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, over the death of his father, Dr Emmanuel Abiodun.
In a condolence message made available to newsmen during his courtesy visit to the Governor in his Iperu home, Adenaike said the loss of a beloved father especially at a time like this, when he needs his wise counsel on legacy issues, is no doubt a huge loss. He noted that elders of the land constitute a library of information that serves as a beacon through the critical dark path of governance.
“Those in government do not have all the answers to the myriad of challenges that confront them during their administration. But with the experienced hands of the likes of our beloved father who just left us after an eventful life, we are able to courageously deal with the issues as they arise”, he said.
Speaking further, Adenaike said: Given his pedigree, I’m persuaded that our departed father contributed immensely to the education sector, which has contributed to the beautiful height that our dear state has attained today. As an educationist, our father would have positively influenced countless number of persons who, today, are at the commanding heights of state, national and global economies”.
Adenaike, who is the Founder of Ajuse Foundation and also the Special Assistant on Projects to the Minister of State for Education, therefore urged the Ogun State governor to take solace in the fact his beloved father did not only live an eventful life, he also did not predecease his father, an occurrence which is frowned at in the Yoruba and indeed African culture.
He prayed that God will protect the estate of Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun and give the entire family the fortitude to bear the loss of a beloved husband, father grand and great grand father and mentor to the countless number of persons he met in his life.