Kwara Assembly holds valedictory session for deceased House Leader

Kwara Assembly holds valedictory session for deceased House Leader

On Tuesday, lawmakers in the Kwara House of Assembly held a valedictory session in memory of their late House Leader, Mr Abubakar Olawoyin.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Olawoyin died on Monday (Jan. 9) after a brief illness.

He was a member of the Ilorin Central Constituency.

In their various tributes, the legislators extolled the virtues of the deceased, whom they described as a rallying point prior to their election as state legislators.

They recalled how Olawoyin took time out of his schedule to mobilize them for a series of meetings during the 2019 elections, with the goal of having a formidable House of Assembly when elected, which was achieved.

Mr Jimoh Ali (APC-Ilorin East) stated that Olawoyin played a significant role in the 9th Assembly and among those who crossed his path.

He said this was evident in the encomiums people passed on him when he passed on.

On his part, Mr Olumide Awolola (APC-Isin) described the late House Leader as a leader per excellence, who cares for everyone, including his family members.

”He was a strong pillar of the party when there was crisis and he had the ability to douse tension as they arise, may God rest his soul,” Olumide said.

Mr Abdullahi Danbaba (APC-Kaiama) described the deceased as a dogged goal-getter who was very dedicated.

In his words, the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Salihu, described Olawoyin’s death as one death too many, which came to give credence to the saying that “it is not how far, but how well” .

”He touched the lives of the people of his constituency and his tremendous contributions in the 9th Assembly through sponsoring of bills and motions were not unnoticed.

”We thank God for his life because he lived a fulfilled life. With his demise, the 9th Assembly has lost a strong pillar of support and Kwara lost a great patriot.

”As we mourn his death, the 9th Assembly will work to realise the aspirations and yearnings of his constituency,” Saliu said.

A minute silence was observed in honour of the late House Leader. (NAN)

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