The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the death of a former Governor of the state, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala.
Taking to his micro-blogging page, Twitter, Governor Makinde on Wednesday in a statement said he joins the people of Oyo State in mourning the former Governor.
It will be recalled that Naija News had earlier reported the death of former Governor Akala who died on Wednesday in his hometown of Ogbomoso at the age of 71 having been born on 3rd June, 1950.
Reacting to Akala’s demise, Makinde revealed that he has directed flags in Oyo State to fly at half-mast in honour of the former Governor.
He described the late Akala as an illustrious son of Oyo State whose contributions to the development of the state won’t be forgotten.
He wrote: “I join the good people of Oyo State to mourn the passing of a former Governor of our dear state, Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, which sad event took place today. May his soul rest in peace and may God grant his family the fortitude to bear this great loss.
“I have directed that flags fly at half-mast in honour of Governor Alao-Akala, our brother, friend and illustrious son of Oyo State.
“His Excellency will be remembered for his contributions to the development of Oyo State as Governor, especially for taking infrastructural development to other zones of the state outside Ibadan.”
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