Nigeria Governors Forum Issues Statement On Akeredolu’s Death

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has responded to the death of Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State.

Governor Akeredolu passed away on Wednesday, December 27, after a long battle with Leukemia and prostate cancer. He was 67 years old.

NGF chairman, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, expressed his sadness over Akeredolu’s passing.

AbdulRazaq described Akeredolu as an outstanding statesman who made significant contributions to public service.

His words: “My heartfelt condolences go to the Progressives Governors’ Forum, the government and people of Ondo State, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), as well as the immediate family of my dear brother and colleague His Excellency Olurotimi Akeredolu SAN.

“A frontline lawyer and conscientious politician of progressive bent, His Excellency would be remembered for his courage, patriotism, and immeasurable contributions to the constitutional and sociopolitical development of Nigeria.

“As painful as his exit is to all of us, we take solace in his fine legacies as a gentleman and statesman. We ask God to repose his soul and look after his family.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.