Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has expressed shock on the death of the Publisher of the Tribune titles, Chief Oluwole Awolowo.
Fayemi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, regretted that death has robbed the Awolowo clan of a shinning star who had been a motivator of the family since the demise of the patriarch, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
The governor stressed that the loss became more painful by the fact that the family was yet to fully recover from the death of Oluwole’s sister, Mrs. Ayodele Soyode, who passed on less than two years ago.
He credited Oluwole with the nurturing of the Nigerian Tribune, a big media empire which has endured for over 60 years.
He also added that the deceased distinguished himself by his tenacity of purpose, resilience and the diligence with which he pursued the goals he believed in.
The governor said Oluwole would be remembered for using politics to add value to governance as a legislator at the council and state levels.
“Chief Wole Awolowo was a colorful politician who gave effective and purposeful representation to the good people of Apapa Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly in the Second Republic.
“His humility was legendary and he never allowed his privileged background to enter into his head. He made himself available to whoever needed his attention and served humanity to the best of his ability.
“On behalf of the government and the good people of Ekiti State, I condole with the Awolowo family, the Tribune family, the Ikenne community and the entire Yoruba race on this great loss”, Fayemi said.
Last modified: March 28, 2013