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Oyo mourns Commissioner Kehinde Ayoola

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Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde mourns the death of Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Kehinde Ayoola.

The governor announced the unfortunate news on his social media account, expressing the accompanying sadness with the new. He described the deceased as a dear friend and colleague, recounted how he met Ayoola on the political front.

He said: “I received with deep sadness, the news of the death of my dear friend and colleague, Rt. Honourable Kehinde Ayoola. Up until his death this morning, he served as the Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in Oyo State.

“I met the late Rt. Honourable Ayoola in 2002, when we worked together as members of the Fortune Group for the election of Senator Rasheed Ladoja. He also served as the Director-General for my 2015 campaign and the Deputy Director-General for my 2019 campaign.
Makinde further described the deceased as “a loyal friend with an unquestionable dedication to duty. He will be sorely missed for his great oratory skills and his love for the people of Oyo Town and Oyo State. May his soul rest in peace.”

Oyo Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, in an emotion-laden voice confirmed, “it is true. We just lost him.”

The deceased Ayoola, a former Speaker of the Oyo House of Assembly, was reportedly said to have been sick for about two weeks and died at a private hospital around Iyaganku, Ibadan where he was receiving treatment.

The Oyo-born politician represented Oyo East/Oyo West state constituency between 1999 and 2003 under the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD).
Late Lam Adeshina was the Governor of the state at the time.

However, the cause of the death was yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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