By Henry Odeh
The executive governor of Oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde has expressed his deep sadness over the shocking demise of one of his loyal friends, Hon Kehinde Ayoola, who until his death was the commissioner for environment and natural resources.
The governor made this statement in a post on his official Facebook account on Thursday shortly after the sad news broke out.
He said: “I received with deep sadness, the news of the death of my dear friend and colleague, Rt. Honourable Kehinde Ayoola. Up until his death this morning, he served as the Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in Oyo State.
“I met late Rt. Honourable Ayoola in 2002, when we worked together as members of the Fortune Group for the election of Senator Rasheed Ladoja. He also served as the Director General for my 2015 campaign and the Deputy Director General for my 2019 campaign.
“He was a loyal friend with a dedication to duty that cannot be questioned. He will be sorely missed for his great oratory skills and his love for the people of Oyo Town and Oyo State. May his soul rest in peace.
Unconfirmed report has it that the late former Speaker of Oyo Assembly had battled with a heart related illness and frequented hospital in the last couple of weeks while receiving medical attention.