Gov Ahmed Describes Late Bamigboye As A Household Name In Kwara State.
In a statement by Gov Ahmed’s Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, issued today, the Governor received the news of the death of Gen. (Rtd) Bamigboye with rude shock and described it as a colossal loss to the entire state.
“The vacuum left by the demise of the former Governor particularly at this transition period”, the governor said, “will be difficult to fill up, considering his advice and wisdom”.
The statement described the deceased who was the first Military Governor of Kwara as an embodiment of humility and fear of God, saying that the government and the entire Kwarans will miss him for his selfless service to the state.
It added that Late General Bamigboye will remain evergreen in the.history of the state for his laudable achievements as the first Governor and for laying a solid foundation for the growth and development of the state.
Governor Ahmed prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the family, Omu-Aran community, government and entire Kwarans the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Meanwhile, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Alhaji Abdullahi Yaman Shuiabu, has commiserated with the people of Kwara State over the death of the first military governor of the state, Brig. Gen. David Bamigboye (rtd).
His condolence message reads below
“Kwara State has lost another great gem who fought for the unity and progress of the state from infancy as the doyen military governor.”
“The late Bamigboye’s name is synonymous to Kwara State due to the unquantifiable roles he played which eventually led to the creation of Kwara State among other states in 1967. His roles in the Nigerian Civil War as well as the post civil war reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation strategies implementation shall not be forgotten too soon during the General Yakubu Gowon-led military government in Nigeria.”
Yaman added that, “Although, the deceased lived a fulfilled life worthy of emulation but his death is a colossal loss to us especially at this critical period. I pray God to give the families, the Omu-Aran community and Kwarans at large the fortitude to bear the great loss.”