Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has reacted to the death of his Commissioner for Environment, Kehinde Ayoola.
Tribunepoint WEEKLY had reported that Ayoola, a one time Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly died after a brief illness on Thursday.
He was the Speaker of the State House of Assembly in 1999 under Lam Adesina’s administration and became the Commissioner for Environment following Governor Seyi Makinde’s inauguration in 2019.
Reacting, Makinde in a Tweet on Thursday expressed sadness over his death.
He said, “I received with deep sadness, the news of the death of my dear friend and colleague, Rt. Honourable Kehinde Ayoola. Up until his death this morning, he served as the Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in Oyo State.
“I met the late Rt. Honourable Ayoola in 2002, when we worked together as members of the Fortune Group for the election of Senator Rasheed Ladoja. He also served as the Director-General for my 2015 campaign and the Deputy Director-General for my 2019 campaign.
“He was a loyal friend with a dedication to duty that cannot be questioned. He will be sorely missed for his great oratory skills and his love for the people of Oyo Town and Oyo State. May his soul rest in peace.”