The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole has condoled with the family of the late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, the first egovernor of Osun State and until his death on Sunday, a serving Senator from Osun West senatorial district.
In his words, “I am deeply saddened by the loss of a friend, brother, statesman and a seasoned politician: his loss is likened to a swift wind that faints away gradually but I take solace in knowing that he played his active role in shaping the political landscape of our dear state and Nigeria as a progressive agent of positive change through his qualitative representation, selfless service to mankind, unequalled philanthropic gestures and religious leadership disposition as a revered community leader. Our Nation will not forget his countless sacrifices to solidify our unity as a federating unit.
“Instructively, I served as a governing council member in Adeleke University where the deceased was a Chancellor, He was indeed a pragmatic lover and genuine embodiment of sound education towards self reliability and liberation, his leadership qualities as a former Pro Chancellor of University of Calabar is a testament to his brave commitment and devotion to education. Though departed yet he will remain alive in our hearts and minds forever as a great man who displayed uncommon affection to the plight of humanity
“In this difficult time of mourning, I equally extend my heartfelt sympathy to the government, people and APC family of the state of Osun on this repressive and unfortunate loss of one of our strong pillar of grassroots mobilisation, my deepest thoughts and prayers are with the immediate and extended family members, the Timi of Ede in Council, The 8th Senate, state executives & members of Osun APC and loving people of Ede community. May Allah grant us all the fortitude to bear his loss and guide him on his journey to his creator.”