The Governor of Ekit State, Kayode Fayemi, has hailed the contributions of former Sole Administrator of Ekiti State, the late General Tunji Olurin and former Chairman of the Nigerian Commications Commission (NCC), the late Chief Biyi Durojaiye, to the development of the country.
Fayemi described the duo as committed patriots who devoted their time and talents to the development of the country in their active service years and in retirement.
The Governor stated this when he paid condolence visits to the families of General Olurin and Chief Durojaiye respectively in Lagos on Sunday.
Fayemi who was received at the Ikoyi residence of General Olurin by the wife of the deceased, Mrs Kehinde Olurin and two sons, Olumide and Babatunde, said Ekiti people remained grateful to the late ECOMOG Commander for maintaining peace in the state during his six months stint as Sole Administrator.
” General Olurin served as Sole Administrator in Ekiti at a very critical time. He discharged his assignment with firmness and fairness leading to the restoration of peace to the then troubled state.
” He served Nigeria meritoriously in different capacities and had a history of great accomplishments which I believe his children would ever be proud of. For us in Ekiti, we remain grateful to him.” Governor Fayemi said while presenting a letter of condolence to Mrs Olurin on behalf of the Government and people of Ekiti State.
Fayemi, at the Opebi, Ikeja residence of the late Durojaiye, described the late NADECO leader as one of the most refined progressive politicians produced by the country.
Presenting a letter of condolence to the deceased son, Olaolu Durojaiye and the nephew Chief Bayo Osiyemi, Fayemi described the late NCC Chairman as a leader who truly loved his people.
He said, “Baba was great and gave his very best to our country and his people. He was one of our finest and even though he died at an old age, we shall miss him. I encourage the family to be consoled with the fact that Baba lived well and left a legacy of excellence service to fatherland.”
The son of the deceased, Olaolu who described Fayemi as one of Chief Durojaiye’s children, thanked the Governor on behalf of the family. He said he was not surprised at the visit because he had known that Fayemi ” being one of Baba’s beloved sons would be one of the early callers to our home once the news his death was released.”