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Oyo to immortalise Arisekola-Ala


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)

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