Monday, September 16, 2013

Mimiko Declares 7-Days Of Mourning For Agagu

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state
has described the late former governor of
the State, Dr Olusegun Agagu, as an early
achiever who scaled dizzying heights in the
academic, political and social circles in the
country.
Speaking during a condolence visit to the
Ikoyi home of the Agagus, Governor Mimiko
said the late Dr Agagu "was a very brilliant
man who possessed a remarkable ability for
hard work which was evident as he gave his
best to the state first, as Deputy Governor
(in the old Ondo State) and later, as
Governor." The governor who expressed
shock on the death of the late Agagu said
the departed's recent physical and political
vigour "belied the possibility of this
occurrence," and counseled all to take
solace in the fact that the late Dr.
Agagu,"was an early achiever who scaled
dizzying heights in the academic, political
and social circles in the country."
While praying for the repose of the soul of
the departed, Mimiko assured the family
of the love and prayers of the people and
government of Ondo State at this period.
He announced the readiness of the
government to work with the family
towards giving a befitting burial to the
former Ondo governor. Mr Feyi Agagu,
speaking on behalf of the family, thanked
the governor and his team for the visit. He
said he is consoled by the outpouring of
grieve and words eulogizing his late father
from across the country. The praise and
eulogies, he said, are more than wealth and
riches that may have been left behind for
him and his siblings.
In the meantime, the Ondo State
Government has declared a 7 day mourning
in honour of the late former governor
beginning from Monday 16th September.
Governor Mimiko in a statement by his
Chief Press Secretary, Eni Akinsola,
ordered that condolence registers be
opened at the Governors Office, Alagbaka,
Akure, the State's liaison offices in Lagos
and Abuja and the headquarters of the 18
local government areas of the State. The
governor also called on indigenes and
residents of Ondo State to remember the
Agagu family in their prayers. On Governor
Mimiko's entourage were the senator
representing Ondo South at the National
Assembly, Sen. Boluwaji Kunlere, Hon
Joseph Akinlaja representing Ondo East
and West federal constituency,
Commissioners Yele Ogundipe, Nike
Ademujimi and Remi Olatubora of finance,
Commerce and Industry and Adult and
Vocational Education ministries
respectively. Honourables Jumoke Akindele
and Soji Akinkurolire representing the two
state constituencies of Okitipupa local
government area, the departed former
Governor's home local government area and
other top government and Labour Party
Chieftains were also on the entourage.

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