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NEWS UPDATE: Sen Aluko’s death, colossal loss to Ekiti – Fayemi

NEWS UPDATE: Sen Aluko’s death, colossal loss to Ekiti – Fayemi

Ekiti Province Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has described the intelligence of the expiry of a former Senator representing Ekiti Southward Senatorial District, Gbenga Aluko as shocking and devastating.

The Ode-Ekiti-born politician and businessman died on Saturday in Abuja aged 58 years.

Dr. Fayemi, in a condolence message signed by his Primary Press Secretarial assistant, Yinka Oyebode, described Aluko’s expiry as a colossal loss to the province and the country.

“I have lost a dear blood brother and friend”, the Governor said, adding that Senator Aluko’s expiry was not only a loss to the province but a personal loss to him, having had a cordial human relationship with the deceased spanning 4 decades.

The Governor said the tardily Gbenga Aluko was not only a blood brother and friend but also a patriotic Ekiti indigene whose contributions to the evolution of the Province cannot be overstated.

Governor Fayemi described the former governorship aspirant as a successful private sector player, refined gentleman, and a decent politician who made a great impact in nearly every aspect of life.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) recalled how the deceased influenced the establishment of a Chest Clinic at the Oba Adejugbe Full general Infirmary in Ado Ekiti, a projection which he described as beingness of great advatage to the Province’s wellness sector. He also famous that the deceased served selflessly in the Ekiti Province Covid- 19 Response Commission.

The Governor who famous the deceased’s brilliance and generosity of spirit said the tardily Aluko served his fatherland diligently and made Ekiti proud through many achievements.

“Senator Gbenga Aluko invested his time, resources, and free energy on many laudable initiatives that impacted positively on the lives of the people and were ever ready to back up whatsoever worthy Ekiti cause with his wealth of experience and extensive national and global contacts.

“For us in Ekiti, this is a huge loss. And it is a personal loss to me. We, notwithstanding, cannot query God but we are consoled by the fact that he lived a decent life of service and made a great impact in the lives of the people. He shall be sorely missed.

“On behalf of my married woman, the Authorities and good people of Ekiti Province, I commiserate with the Aluko household and pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”, Fayemi said.

Recall that the tardily Senator Aluko, one of the children of the renowned Economist, tardily Professor Sam Aluko, carved an identity for himself as a successful corporate player who got elected onto the Senate of the Federal Republic in 1999 at the age of 36 years.

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