The president’s condolence is contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja on Sunday. The statement read: “on behalf of himself, the Federal Government and all Nigerians, President Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to Adesina’s family and the Government and people of Oyo State.”
President Jonathan joins the late Adesina’s family, relatives, friends, associates and all who knew him in mourning the renowned educationist and political leader. He also noted that the former governor devoted his entire adult life to working for the progress of his people and the nation.
He believed that Adesina’s indefatigability in political struggles as well as his honesty, integrity, sincere commitment and dedication to the service of his people before and during his tenure endeared him to all. According to him, Adesina will be honoured and remembered by present and future generations as an exemplary leader who did his utmost best to improve the lives of his people. The president prayed that God Almighty would receive Adesina’s soul and grant him eternal rest.