Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has reacted to the death of former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi.
Ajimobi died on Thursday from complications of COVID-19.
The governor wrote: “I just received the sad news of the passing of Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past Governor of Oyo State. At this difficult time, my prayers are with Florence, his wife; his entire family; and the people of Oyo State.
Also, Minister of Sport, Sunday Dare, described Ajimobi’s death as tragic and untimely.
According to him, he wanted the Senator to use his experience with COVID-19 to guide Nigeria through this difficult times.
On his Twitter page, the minister wrote: “The passing of my elder brother, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, is both untimely and tragic. He served the good people of Oyo for so long. We wanted him to use his experience to guide us through trying times. Sadly, dusk came too early and we must bid goodnight. Sun re, Aare of Ibadan!
“My prayers and thoughts go out to the wife and the family at this time of their sorrow. The Lord that comforts will comfort them and grant them inner peace that passes all understanding.
“RIP- Senator Abiola Ajimobi, “the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed [praised] be the name of the Lord.This death of one of the foremost political leaders of our time concentrates the mind. It is numbling saddening but we surrender to the Will of God our creator.”
Former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani on his Twitter page mourning Ajimobi wrote: “Ex Governor Ajimobi;Inna lillahi wainna illayhir rajiun.May Allah forgive his soul and grant him Aljanna Firdausi. Ameen.”