Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has showered encomium on the late former Military Governor of the defunct Western Region, General Adeyinka Adebayo.
He described the late General as an elder statesman who worked tirelessly for the progress of the Yoruba nation and unity of the country.
The governor spoke at a Commendation Service in honour of Adebayo held at Archbishop Vinning Memorial Church Cathedral in Ikeja.
Addressing those present at the event, Ambode said the deceased was like a father to him whom he had a lot of respect for owing to the virtues and legacies he left behind during his sojourn on earth.
“This is more or less like a family dad to me also because I feel that pain also in all the things that we had actually envisioned through Baba which more or less are the kind of baton we in this generation should take.
“For somebody to have died at the age Baba Adebayo died, there is so much he has taken away which we the younger Governors would not be able to assimilate enough but the major thing is that apart from being a fine gentle man, elderly man and perfect person, the bottom line was that Baba Adebayo had the love of the Yoruba race in his heart,” Governor Ambode said.
While urging Nigerians to unite to place the country on a sound footing for economic growth and prosperity, the Governor said the late Adebayo, in his lifetime, pursued the good course of unifying the country.
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