Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has mourned the loss of life of a former Minister of Science and Know-how, Dr. Olowoporoku, who handed on Wednesday after a short sickness.
He was aged 76 years previous.
The Governor in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, described the late Minister as an excellent Economist and politician in addition to a dogged fighter who contributed immensely to the creation of Ekiti State in 1996.
The deceased served as a Commissioner for Financial Improvement within the previous Ondo State and the Minister of Science and Know-how each within the Second Republic and later served as Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District between 2003 and 2007.
The Governor harassed that the late Dr. Olowoporoku, alongside different outstanding Ekiti monarchs, students, politicians, and neighborhood leaders spent assets, time and power and launched into a number of journeys to the nation’s capital to make sure that Ekiti State was created.
Dr. Fayemi described the loss of life of the notable politician as an enormous loss not solely to Ekiti State however to Nigeria as a complete, including that the deceased made his mark as an Economist and statesman.
He described the late Olowoporoku as a person of many components, a vibrant politician, philanthropist, thinker, scholar, coverage formulator and a big-time farmer.
“Above all, he was a patriot who was passionate concerning the emancipation of his individuals in addition to the socio-political and financial growth of our pricey state and nation on the whole”, the Governor stated.
The Governor famous that the departed politician throughout his stint as Senate Committee Chairman on Agriculture attracted extra budgetary allocations to the agriculture sector which boosted meals safety within the nation.
He stated the late Minister might be missed for his clever counsel, constructive criticism and brave stance on nationwide points.
“On behalf of the federal government and good individuals of Ekiti State, I commiserate with the instant relations of the late Dr Olowoporoku and pray that the Lord will grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and grant Baba everlasting relaxation”, the Governor added.
The Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti and Chairman, Ekiti State Council of Conventional Rulers, HRM, Oba Adebanji Ajibade Alabi, AFUNTADE I additionally commiserated with the Governor of Ekiti State, Ekiti individuals, Ilawe Ekiti particularly, on the passing of one of many forerunners within the agitation for the creation of Ekiti State, Chief, Dr. Bode Olowoporoku.
The Chairman of the State Council of Conventional Rulers famous that Dr Olowoporoku who held a number of chieftaincy titles together with the Olumofin of Irorin quarters, Ilawe Ekiti used all assets inside his powers together with monetary and human to champion the agitation for the creation of Ekiti State from the Outdated Ondo State.
“As a politician, Dr Olowoporoku acted because the colossus amongst different individuals to actualise the creation of Ekiti State except for making constructive contributions to the individuals of the state and his instant neighborhood, Ilawe Ekiti”, Oba Alabi stated.
The Oba prayed that God will give the instant household of Dr Olowoporoku the fortitude to bear the loss.
He additionally prayed for the repose of the late Ilawe- born politician.