The Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed sadness over the demise of the leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Fasanmi.
The Speaker said, in a statement, that Pa Fasanmi’s attribute have continued to inspire lawmakers across the country.
According to him,”As a federal lawmaker at the national level, first as a member of the House of Representatives and later a Senator, Pa Fasanmi came across as a symbol of humility, selflessness and integrity. These attributes have continued to inspire lawmakers across the country.”
It is my prayer that his soul rests in perfect peace, and may God give those he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss”. Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday also paid his condolences to Pa. Fasanmi in a statement signed by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.
The President described his death “as a big loss to the nation,” according to the statement.
Fasanmi “distinguished himself politically by always standing for the truth, especially on issues related to the uplifting of the downtrodden,” Buhari noted. And “his wise counsels borne out of humility, deep reflection, diligent studies and experience will be sorely missed by governments at different levels, as he regularly and willingly listened to leaders, and always had a good advice on going forward.”
“The President prays that the Almighty God will receive the soul of the departed leader, and comfort his family,” Adesina’s statement concluded.