Gov. Oyebanji mourns Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain, Seriki

Gov. Oyebanji mourns Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain, Seriki

By Yinusa Ishola, Ado-Ekiti.


Gov. Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti has described the death of Chief Demola Seriki, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain, as unfortunate and painful.


The governor, in a statement signed by Mr Yinka Oyebode, his Special Adviser on Media in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, also described the news of Seriki’s death as shocking and worrisome.


He noted that the deceased did not show any sign of illness during their last meeting.


Oyebanji who described Seriki as a big brother and mentor, said that the death of the Lagos State politician was a personal loss to him.


He said that the late ambassador was a highly refined politician, seasoned administrator, patriotic leader. who saw politics and public service as avenue to serve and contribute to nation building.


The governor said that it was  painful that Seriki, who had been extremely committed to the presidential aspiration of the APC National Leader and presidential candidate, Chief Bola Tinubu, did not wait to witness the realisation of the collective dream.


“Amb. Seriki was known for his dedication to a worthy cause. He was a loyal party man and a patriotic Nigerian — always ready to serve.


“The news of his death is quite shocking, disheartening and painful. Losing such a committed and visionary public servant is a huge loss, not only to his family, friends and political associates but also to the country at large.


“My condolences and that of the government and people of Ekiti to the Federal Government, the government and people of Lagos State, as well as members of the immediate and extended families of the late politician.


“We pray God to grant his soul eternal rest and give the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” Oyebanji said.

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