IBADAN – Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State says the late Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Arisekola-Alao would be immortalised.
Ajimobi stated this on Monday in Ibadan while receiving former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who paid him a condolence visit over the death of the late Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland.
The governor said the late Arisekola-Alao epitomised service to humanity, adding that the people of the state would continue to remember him for his philanthropic gesture.
Ajimobi said that the deceased was a pillar of support to his government and deserved to be honoured for his contributions to the socio- economic and religious development of the state.
“He deserved the honour because he represented what many of us will like to be. As a kind-hearted individual, we will continue to remember him.
“Aare was not the richest man in Nigeria but he helped the rich and neither was he the poorest man in Nigeria but he helped the poor.
“ He was also not a politician but politicians curried his favour.
“We take solace in the fact that a man that lived his life serving the people has been greatly honoured by all eminent Nigerians,’’ he said.
Atiku, who lamented that the country had lost one of its prominent leaders, said: “It is a personal loss to me; he is not only a loss to you and Oyo State but a loss to the whole country.’’
Ajimobi also received members of the Council of Obas from Osun led by the Olufon of Ifon Orolu, Oba Moruf Magbagbeola. (NAN)