Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has commiserated with his Lagos State counterpart, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) on the death of his father, Alhaji Ademola Fashola.
Fayemi, in a statement on Monday, remarked that he understands what Governor Fashola is presently going through, having tasted the same experience of losing his own father four years ago.
The Governor said although his Lagos counterpart will definitely feel the pain of losing his father, he urged him (Fashola) to be consoled by the fact that the deceased lived a fulfilled life and to a ripe old age.
He said, “On behalf of the government and good people of Ekiti State, the Land of Honour, I commiserate with my friend and brother Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, on the peaceful transition of his father, Alhaji Ademola Fashola.
“I also commiserate with the entire Fashola family and the Lagos State Government. I pray Almighty God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Dr. Fayemi in his condolence message said the late Alhaji Fashola’s death marked a glorious end to a life well spent in the service of Almighty Allah and humanity.
He described the deceased as a devout Muslim, a community leader and a philanthropist who dedicated his life to the good of others and the development of his community.
The Ekiti State Governor noted that the late Alhaji Fashola whom he described as a detribalized Nigerian and father to all, lived a fulfilled life and was exemplary in his deeds both in public and in private.
He pointed out that he left worthy legacies of hard work, love, good neighbourliness, generosity and piety for his children and other family members.
According to him, Alhaji Fashola will be remembered for being a disciplinarian and a personality who pursued any cause he believed in.