The Chairman of the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Strategy, Security and Publicity, Hon Segun Olulade, Epe State Constituency 2, has described late Alhaji Arisekola Alao, the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland who passed on in far away Switzerland as a legend.
In a release issued in Lagos, Olulade said the late Alahaji Arisekola was able to balance his ethno-religious, socio-political and economic lives adequately. He described late Arisekola as a man who played his roles in almost every strata of live adequately.
Olulade recounted that Alhaji Arisekola though was known as a business man who excelled adequately in his chosen business career, he also played significant roles in politics, religion and social developments of Yorubaland and Nigeria in general.
He said, “Chief Arisekola was a detribalised man as he gave his daughter in marriage to the son of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu of Imo descent, southeast Nigeria.
“Alhaji Arisekola was a household name. I grew up knowing him as a man at the centre in almost every aspect of human lives. I cannot count enough several national burning issues that Alhaji Arisekola used his wisdom to mediate in for peace and stability of the polity. His generosity knew no bound. He was always calm, simple and soft spoken. He maintained good relationship with all while alive as his friends cut across several branches from royal caucus to religious leaders, businessmen, diplomats and statesmen in Nigeria and beyond. He was elegant in all ramifications with a reputation beyond the shores of Nigeria. I am sure the nation will miss him.
“I want to seize this opportunity to condole with the family of Alhaji Arisekola, the Yoruba Muslim community, the yorubaland and the Nation. It is my belief that people from our generation will pick many good examples from the legendary live he lived and the national unity he stood for until his death.
“I believe strongly that nothing will be too big to immortalise the late Aare Arisekola Alao who was among the few legends of his generation until he died recently”.