Oyo State Government has declared a three-day mourning period in honour of the Late Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Michael Adeyemo.
The three day mourning period, starting from Monday, April 30 to Wednesday, May 2, 2018, was declared by the State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who has also directed that flags be flown at half mast during the period.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji.
The Governor, who was on official assignment outside the state had to rush down to Ibadan when he heard the news, and headed straight to the Anatomy Department of the University of Ibadan where the late Speaker’s remains were kept.
Governor Ajimobi described the death as a tragic loss for him and the people of the state.
The Governor expressed sadness that death had again taken away one of the brightest, dutiful and committed political leaders in the state, who had used his sagacity in piloting the affairs of the Assembly without rancour.
As the leader of the legislative arm of government, with members from different political parties, Governor Ajimobi said late Michael Adeyemo ensured that the relationship with the Executive was very robust.
PR/ Kayode Banjo