A former Head of State, retired Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has described the late Lam Adesina, a former governor of Oyo State, as a “virtuous man”.
Mr. Buhari made the remark in Ibadan on Monday when he paid a condolence visit to the home of the deceased.
He noted that Mr. Adesina contributed his quota to the growth of democracy in Nigeria and in Oyo State when he served as its governor.
He extolled the level of simplicity of the deceased, adding that the late governor served humanity with humility.
Mr. Buhari was accompanied on the visit by a former Speaker of the House Representatives, Aminu Masari, the ACN National Secretary, Lawal Shuaibu, and the Chairman of Petroleum Revenue Task Force, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.
“May Allah forgive Baba’s shortcomings and may all the people he left behind copy all his good deeds,” Mr. Buhari wrote in the condolence register.
In his condolence message, ACN secretary, Mr. Shuaibu, stressed that the late Mr. Adesina served his people, state and country very well.
“We have lost a great man; he served his people, state and country very well. May his soul rest in peace.
“I pray that Allah grant him eternal rest; may Allah forgive him,” Mr. Shuaibu said.
Akinwumi Adesina, the Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, who also visited the home of the late Lam Adesina on Monday, commended the deceased for his service to humanity.
“I was a young boy growing up in the city of Ibadan when you began your missionary work in politics.
“Your commitment, dedication and selfless service as governor were exemplary and showed to all that one can be high in office and still maintain such simplicity and contagious humility.
“You lived and worked tirelessly to lift the standard of education, especially in the state.
“I admired this rare leader with whom I share common name,” the minister wrote in his condolence message.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the visitors were received by the widow and children of the late governor.