By FLORENCE ONUEGBU
LAGOS- Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has commiserated with his Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde, over the death of his wife, Princess Adedoyin Ayinde.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ayinde (nee Ojora) died on Sunday at the age of 36 after a brief illness and is survived by her husband and children.
Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, expressed sadness over the death of his chief of staff’s wife.
He described her death as shocking and a great loss, not only to Ayinde and Ojora families, but to the entire state.
The governor urged his chief of staff, members of the immediate and extended families as well as the deceased’s friends and associates to take the incident in good faith.
Sanwo-Olu also commiserated with his wife and Chairman of Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, over the death of Ayinde, a prominent members of the association.
”On behalf of my family, my cabinet, the government and people of Lagos, I commiserate with my Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde, on the demise of his beloved wife, Princess Adedoyin Ayinde.
”No doubt, the death of a loved one is usually a painful episode in our lives because it is irreparable, but we must always take solace in God for a good life spent by the deceased person.
”We should be consoled by the fact that the late Princess Ayinde lived a fulfilled life, having impacted positively on the people who came in contact with her during her lifetime,” he said.
The governor said that Ayinde impacted many lives positively as an official of Apapa Local Government Area, where she served ‘passionately’ and contributed her quota toward the growth and development of the council and the state.
”She was a trusted partner, friend, wife and great supporter of her husband, Mr Tayo Ayinde, as well as a caring and loving mother to her children.
”I pray for the repose of our dearly departed Princess Adedoyin Ayinde’s soul. God will grant her eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he said. (NAN)