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  • News - South West - Oyo
  • Updated: May 21, 2024

Makinde expresses shock, mourns former Minister, Afonja

Makinde expresses shock, mourns former Minister, Afonja

The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has mourned the demise of a former chairman of the First Bank, and former Minister, Prince Ajibola Afonja.

Makinde in his condolences described Afonja as an illustrious son of Oyo State, who represented and promoted the Pacesetter State as a good ambassador.
Afonja was a one-time Minister of Labour and Productivity.

The governor, who declared the death as shocking, commiserated with the immediate family of the former Minister, the people of Oyo town and Oyo State.
He prayed to God to grant repose to his soul and stand by the family and the community he left behind.

“I received the news of the death of a former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Prince Ajibola Afonja, with shock and sadness.

“I condole with the Afonja family of Oyo, the people of Oyo and all residents of Oyo State on the passage of such an illustrious son of the state.

“Prince Afonja was a great ambassador of Oyo State, who promoted the state and made immense contributions to its growth.

“It is my prayer that God grants repose to his soul and grant him Aljana Firdausi.”

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