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Oyebanji mourns ex-commissioners


Governor of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji.

Published By: Paul Dada

Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has expressed sadness over the death of the immediate past Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development in the state, Chief Diran Adesua.

Adesua, who died on Friday, was Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development from 2018 to 2022.

Oyebanji, in a condolence message signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Olayinka Oyebode, described Adesua’s death as shocking.

The governor noted that Adesua’s demise was an irreparable loss to the progressives fold of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and the state at large.

He said the deceased served the state meritoriously, and was reputed for contributing meaningfully to the development of the state.

“On behalf of my wife, the government and good people of Ekiti State, I commiserate with the children and immediate family members of Chief Diran Adesua on the death of this illustrious son of Ekiti.

“Though his death is shocking and sad, we are consoled by the impactful life he lived as a community leader, distinguished professional and politician.

“It is our prayer that the good Lord will grant him eternal rest and comfort the family he left behind”, Oyebanji said.

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Similarly, Oyebanji commiserated with the family of a former Commissioner for Education in the state, Mrs Titilayo Ojo.

Ojo, who served as Commissioner for Education during the administration of Otunba Niyi Adebayo, was a renowned progressive leader in Ikole Local Government Areatyuuuuuuuuu and Ekiti State, and a rallying point for the women fold of the APC.

The governor who paid a condolence visit to the Ojo’s family home at Odo Ayedun Ekiti, commiserated with the deceased husband, Mr Ayo Ojo, the children and the entire APC family in Ikole Local Government.

He said the late Ojo lived a life of service to the state, the party and humanity, urging her husband and the children to be consoled with the fact that the former commissioner left behind legacies of service, honour and excellence.

“We shall miss Mama Titilayo Ojo, no doubt, but she will be remembered for her diligence, discipline and dedication to good causes.

“May God grant her eternal rest and comfort the family”, the Governor added.