Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, former Governor of Bauchi State, Adamu Mua’zu and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, pay the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun and his family a condolence visit on the demise of his father, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun, at the governor’s family home in Iperu-Remo, Ogun State.
The government officials described the late Pa Emmanuel Abiodun, as a man who lived an excellent and a sacrificial life.
They further said that Pa Abiodun utilized his position as a teacher to generate national champions. The trio made this point in their separate remarks during the condolence visit to Governor Abiodun. P
Other top government officials present at the condolence visitation were Lagos State Commissioner of Home Affairs, Olanrewaju Elegushi; Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Art and Culture, Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf and her Local Government and Community Affairs counterpart, Dr. Wale Ahmed.
According to Governor Fayemi of Ekiti State, the late Pa Abiodun Emmanuel is a teacher at the Christ School, Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti State and from his profession, he had played an important role in the development of education in the Western Region and Ekiti State in particular, describing the deceased as a thoroughbred teaching professional who tutored people to become champions in their chosen fields’.
Also speaking, Lagos State Governor, Sanwo-Olu described the deceased as a role model and a disciplinarian who used his vocation to positively touch the lives of many people.
He stated that even though he is no longer alive, those who remain must thank God for what he accomplished, stating that “Pa Abiodun lived a good life and his memories will stay with us for a long time”.
On his part the former Governor of Bauchi State, Mua’zu described the late Pa Abiodun as a man who did his best for his people, his surroundings, and beyond. He went on to say that ‘he was a nice parent to everyone and a terrific teacher to those who had the honour of being his students’.
Governor Abiodun, speaking on behalf of the family, said his father was a wonderful teacher who utilised his profession to influence society by generating remarkable persons who have made significant contributions to the country.
He expressed gratitude to God for allowing him to live long enough to see his father, who he described as a humble and loyal family man.