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Fayemi mourns former Ekiti administrator, Olurin




The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has expressed his condolences on the dying of a former Administrator of the state, Brig.-Gen. Adetunji Idowu Olurin (rtd.), who handed away on Saturday morning, aged 76 years.

Gen. Olurin, a former army Governor of the previous Oyo State, served as Sole Administrator of Ekiti State for six months between October 19, 2006 and April 27, 2007, throughout the state of emergency imposed by the Olusegun Obasanjo Administration within the wake of political disaster that engulfed the state on the time.

Governor Fayemi, in an announcement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, described Gen. Olurin’s dying as an ideal loss to Nigeria, Ogun State, his residence state and Ekiti, which he helped stabilise throughout the six-month emergency rule.

He described the late Normal as a selfless statesman, brave soldier and an altruistic patriot who served his nation diligently whereas in lively service and through his retirement.

The Governor identified that the deceased discharged his duties because the Sole Administrator of Ekiti State with an ideal measure of equity and firmness and left some legacies he would remembered for within the annals of historical past of the Land of Honour.

Dr. Fayemi mentioned though the late Gen. Olurin was a soldier, he was a person of the individuals who was very a lot involved about their welfare and ever prepared to unravel issues dropped at his consideration.

The Governor famous that Gen. Olurin introduced his humane nature and professionalism to bear throughout his tenure because the Navy Governor of the previous Oyo State and whereas on peace- holding project because the Subject Commander of ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) in Liberia.

In keeping with him, the historical past of how a long-lasting peace was achieved within the then war- torn Liberia wouldn’t be full with out a worthy point out and glowing chapters written on the sterling contributions of the late Normal Olurin.

He expressed unhappiness that Gen. Olurin’s demise got here simply few weeks after the dying of a distinguished daughter of Ekiti, Mrs. Abike Sonoiki, who served throughout the emergency rule as Secretary to the State Authorities (SSG).

The Governor prayed God to grant the household and associates of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss, urging them to be consoled by the legacies of service, selflessness and excellence he left behind.

“On behalf of the Authorities and good folks of Ekiti State, I commiserate with the speedy household and associates of our amiable Normal Olurin. Our prayer is that God will grant the deceased everlasting relaxation and grant the household the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.” the Governor mentioned.

Former Ekiti Sole Administrator, Olurin is lifeless

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