Abiodun Says Senator Durojaiye Was His Administration's Pillar
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has mourned the death of an elder statesman, former Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, and a leader of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, describing him as a pillar of his administration.
Senator Durojaiye who was a leading member of the pro-democracy group, NADECO, was also in the National Assembly between 1999 and 2003 on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy.
The astute politician died on Monday night in Lagos, after a brief illness at the age of 88.
Abiodun, in a statement on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, expressed shock over the passage of the Ijebu-Igbo born politician.
Gov. Abiodun described Durojaiye’s death as a great loss to the progressives, the political ideology he identified with and represented while alive.
Abiodun said Durojaiye was an elder statesman and formidable economist, lawyer and banker, who was elected member of the 1988/1989 Constituent Assembly.
He noted that the Senator was a political giant whose politics was devoid of bitterness.
He added that apart from being a consummate politician, Chief Durojaiye was also a community leader who loved his community and contributed to the development of Ijebu Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government and Ogun State.
Abiodun lamented that Senator Durojaiye died when Ogun and Nigeria needed his vast experience in politics, leadership and service most.