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Otedola was a rare gem–Lagos lawmakers

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Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA), on Monday, commiserated with the family of former Gov. Micheal Otedola, who died on Monday morning.

Mr Segun Olulade, the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Publicity, told newsmen in Ikeja that the former governor would be remembered for his contributions to the growth of Lagos State.

Olulade said “former Gov. Micheal Otedola was a rare gem and would be remembered for the indelible mark he left on the track of history and his renowned contributions to the growth of

Lagos State.’’

He described the deceased as “a politician, industrialist and statesman’’ who served as governor of the state between 1992 and 1993.

He said that the late Otedola played significant roles in the development of the state among which was the establishment of Epe Campus of Yaba College of Technology.

He added that the deceased achieved much during his short-lived tenure as governor.

“Chief Otedola was the information Officer in the Western Nigeria government and fine public relations personnel.

“As his name implies, fate played critical role in his ascension to greatness and the entire people of Epe lost one of their illustrious son.’’

Mufutau Egberongbe (APC-Apapa I) said Otedola was highly respected and would continue to be remembered for leaving behind a stronger institution called Lagos State of today.

He said that during his lifetime, the elder statesman gave scholarships to indigenes of Epe.

Mr Adeyemi Ikuforiji, the Speaker who presided at plenary, commiserated with the family of the deceased and prayed that God would grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

The house observed a minute silence for the late former governor.

Otedola, who died on Monday morning after a brief illness, was the governor of Lagos state under the Military administration of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and National Republican Convention (NRC) between 1992 and 1993.

In Kwara State, the Speaker, House of Assembly, Mr Razak Atunwa, said in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Sanni, that Otedola was a foremost nationalist, and a democrat who contributed significantly to the socio-economic and political emancipation of not only Lagos State but Nigeria as a whole.

He said the deceased would be remembered for being a bridge builder, pointing out that the former governor passed on when the nation was in dare need of his wealth of experience and wisdom.

The speaker commiserated with the government and people of Lagos State, the Otedola family in Epe and urged them to take solace in the fact that he lived a life worthy of emulation.

Atunwa prayed God to grant him eternal rest and to give the government and people of Lagos State the fortitude to bear the loss. (NAN)

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