Ekiti Dot Com Website
Ekiti Dot Com Web Site
Most Recently Commented On News
Most Recently Uploaded News on ekiti.com
Òwe lesin òrò...
Ekiti News Reports
[ LATEST ] ... | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | ... [ SEARCH ]
Gen. Adebayo helped to stabilise Nigeria during Civil War – Jemibewon  (Punch 12/03/2017) GEN. ADEYINKA ADEBAYO’S LAST INTERVIEW: Echoes of January 15, 1966 coup: WHY THE ARMY STRUCK  (Daily Sun  - 12/03/2017)
We will uphold General Adebayo’s legacies – Fayose  (Daily Sun  - 12/03/2017) Ex Gov. Adebayo: My late father always happy with Fayose  (ZZ-Please See URL  - 11/03/2017)
PDP crisis tears Fayose, Dickson apart  (The Nation  - 10/03/2017) Women’s Day: Fayose earmarks N500m revolving loan for women  (Nigerian Tribune  - 09/03/2017)
Buhari mourns Adebayo, ex-Western region governor  (Punch  - 09/03/2017) Fayose blasts APC, tells Osinbajo “Ekiti can’t be taken”  (Punch  - 09/03/2017)
‘I’m in Ekiti to fight crime’  (The Nation  - 08/03/2017) South-West PDP leaders express worries about Fayose’s activities  (Punch  - 07/03/2017)

Gen. Adebayo helped to stabilise Nigeria during Civil War – Jemibewon
Source: Punch ekiti.com News Section:  Ekiti Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017

.

GBENGA ADENIJI

tributes have continued to pour in for the late military governor of the defunct Western Region, Maj. Gen Adeyinka Adebayo, with the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, his counterpart in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, ex-military governor of the old Oyo State, Gen. David Jemibewon and a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Tunde Lemo, describing Adebayo’s life as well spent.

Fayose, who arrived the Lagos residence of the deceased at 1:57pm on Saturday, said it was necessary to take lessons from Adebayo’s life.



He also noted that his coming to the deceased’s family house was not about politics, a claim which the deceased’s son and ex-governor of Ekiti State, Adeniyi Adebayo, agreed with.

Fayose said, “We must live by the legacies he espoused and ensure that we keep them alive. The death is not a departure into sorrow. The burial is not a business of the family to the best of my understanding. I have communicated with my colleagues (governors) to give the departed a befitting burial.”

Responding on behalf of the family, Adeniyi thanked the governor for the visit, disclosing that the family would inaugurate a burial committee on Sunday (today) with a request that the state government should send a representative.

On his part, Obaseki said Adebayo led a successful life, adding that God helped him to accomplish everything one could wish for.

He stated, “We thank God for his life and legacy. We are happy he lived this long because for those of you who do not know, he survived two major surgeries.”

Also in his tribute to Adebayo, Jemibewon noted that Nigeria would forever owe the deceased a debt of gratitude for his immense contributions to the military and for the number of cadets and officers he motivated.

“Equally, Nigeria owes him for his invaluable contributions to peace and leadership roles during the years of instability and anxiety occasioned by the Nigerian Civil War,” he added.

Lemo said the country had lost a quintessential statesman, an icon and one of the oldest elders that held Nigeria together.

Business mogul and philanthropist, Subomi Balogun, earlier in his condolence message, said, “Egbon touched the lives of many people. He was a supporter of many good causes; a patriot and gentleman who enjoyed doing good. He used to call me ‘omoluabi’.”

0 Comments || e-Mail to Friends Share on FacebookShare On Facebook

Ekiti Dot Com
2001 - © Copyright UniQue Solutions Int'l Ltd (Nigeria) & UniQue Systems Int'l Inc (Canada)