The governor of the state of Ogun, Dapo Abiodun, expressed great regret over the death of the former deputy state governor, Alhaji Abdul Rafiu Ogunleye.
Ogunleye, deputy governor of former governor Olusegun Osoba in 1992, died Monday morning in his hometown, Itele, Ijebu, at the age of 79.
But Abiodun, in a statement signed by his press chief, Kunle Somorin, described the deceased Ogunleye “as an astute administrator and politician par excellence who contributed immensely to the socio-economic and political development of the Ogun State”.
The governor attributed the development that people now enjoy to the efforts of people like the deceased, who worked tirelessly to ensure that the state achieved its current state.
He said he hoped the former deputy governor would live longer so that his administration would continue to take advantage of its rich experience for the benefit of the people of the state.
Abiodun, however, urged family members to console themselves with the fact that the deceased politician lived a shocking life for the benefit of thousands of people, praying to the Almighty God to give them the strength to endure the loss and guarantee it Rest to Aljanna Firdaus.