A delegation of the Oyo State Government led by the deputy Governor of the State, Engr Rauf Olaniyan, has paid condolence visit to the family of the late Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Rt Hon. Kehinde Ayoola.
The delegation was received on Friday, May 15, 2020, by the deceased’s wife, Professor Olukemi Ayoola.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the deputy Governor described the demise of Rt Hon. Ayoola as “unexpected and a great loss of an active player in the Governor Makinde-led administration in Oyo State.
He added that the late Ayoola was never a dormant member of the State Executive but a resourceful and active contributor during State Executive meetings.
Engr Olaniyan also lamented that Rt Hon. Ayoola died when Governor Makinde and his Team were trying to reshape and reset Oyo State from where they met it.
According to him, the late Commissioner “came, saw and conquered by playing his own role in reshaping the State.”
He asked the wife, the children and the entire family to accept the heartfelt sympathy of the State cabinet and the people of Oyo State.
A son of the deceased, Beel’Oluwawi, who responded on behalf of the family, thanked the Government delegation for the visit.
Those on the delegation include the SSG, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun; Head of Service, Mrs Amidat Agboola; Director-General of Due Process Office; Ms. Tara Adefope and the Commissioner for Education, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye, among others.
The late Ayoola was born at Apaara Quarters, Oyo town in January 1965 and attended St. Michael’s Primary School, Oke Ebo, Oyo; Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo and the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile-Ife, in Osun.
He served as the Speaker of the 4th Session of the Oyo State House of Assembly, during the administration of Alhaji Lam Adesina administration.