The Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Senator Solomon Adeola has expressed great sadness at the demise of elder statesman General Adeyinka Adebayo, the former military administrator of the Western Region.
In a statement, Senator Adeola said the elder statesman played critical positive roles in the history and evolution of Nigerian as an independent nation stressing that his role in the unity and socio-political development of the South West and indeed Nigeria cannot be over-emphasized.
“General Adebayo is a father figure in Yoruba land with exemplary exhibition of the well brought up ‘omoluabi’ traits admired among Yoruba people. We will miss his fatherly counsels and experience in governance” the senator stated.
Senator Adeola specially commiserated with Otunba Niyi Adebayo, former Governor of Ekiti State and other members of the immediate family of the General on the loss of their patriarch adding that it is his prayer that God grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.