Oyo Deputy Governor, Wife, Govt Functionaries Honour Oyo’s Speaker At Late Mother’s Commendation Service


Bayo Lawal, Wife, Govt Functionaries Honour Oyo’s Speaker At Late Mother’s Commendation Service


The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Barrister Abdulraheem Adebayo Lawal alongside his wife, Mrs Ajibola Lawal, led top government functionaries in the state to attend the commendation service held in honour of late Mrs Justina Ogundoyin, mother of the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, held on Thursday at St Joseph Catholic Church, Oke Ado, Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.

Recall that Chief Mrs Justina Iyabo Ogundoyin aged 63 died on March 26 after a brief illness.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State had expressed his condolences to the Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin, on the death of his mother.

Makinde described the death of Mrs Ogundoyin as painful and shocking.

He also condoled with the entire Adeseun Ogundoyin Dynasty of Eruwa and the people of Ibarapa land in general.

Makinde further described the deceased who was the Iyaloja-General of Ibarapa land, as a heroine of note among women.

His deputy, Bayo Lawal had also paid a condolence visit to the Speaker, Rt Hon Debo Ogundoyin at his Iyanganku residence.

Delivering his sermon at the commendation service, Reverend Fr Silvester Odugbemi extolled the virtues of late Mrs Justina Ogundoyin declaring that she lived a fulfilled life worthy of emulation.

Father Odugbemi highlighted her contributions to the growth and development of the church where she was the finance committee chairperson for the building of the father’s residential quarters

He urged her children to sustain her legacies.

Speaking on behalf of Ogundoyin’s family, the Speaker Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Debo Ogundoyin appreciated state government delegation led by the deputy governor alongside other government functionaries.

He assured the congregation that the legacies of their late mother would be sustained.

The church service was attended by Secretary to the State Government, Olubanwo Adeosun, Head of Service, Ololade Agboola, Director-General Due Process Ms Tara Adefope.

Others include Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, Commissioner for Finance, Akinola Ojo, Special Adviser on Political Matter and Strategy, Babs Oduyoye , Permanent Secretaries , children and families of the deceased among others.

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