Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Monday declared a seven-day mourning period in honour of a former governor of the state, the late Sir Michael Otedola.
Otedola, who governed the state from 1992 to 1993, died early on Monday at 87.
Fashola, when making the declaration in Ikeja, directed that flags in all state government offices and institutions should fly at half mast during the period to honour the deceased.
The governor described Otedola’s death as a great loss to the state and noted that the former governor’s administration was characterised by great achievements.
“His indelible record of service is still there. The centre for excellence that we proudly proclaim today was his choice when he was invited among other governors to choose a sobriquet for Lagos.
“And that, and some other impactful projects he executed as governor are still visible and will remain evergreen in our memory,” he said.
While praying for the peaceful repose of the deceased’s soul, Fashola asked God to grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.