On March 23, 2023, during the parliamentarians’ condolence visit to the family, Ekiti State House of Assembly Speaker Rt Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba sent Mrs. Bolaji Olagbaju, the daughter of the late former Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, a letter of condolence.
Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have praised Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, a late former deputy governor, for his lifelong achievements in preserving peace and resolving boundary and chieftaincy conflicts in the state.
The words were made by the Ekiti Assembly members, who were accompanied by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba, during a condolence visit to the late Deputy Governor’s family. The late Deputy Governor was also a member of the former Ondo State House of Assembly during the Second Republic.
The late Deputy Governor’s family, led by his daughter, Ms. Bolaji Olagbaju, who is also a member-elect of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, welcomed the Assembly delegation, according to a statement released on Thursday by the Special Advisor (Media) to the Speaker, Odunayo Ogunmola.
Otunba Egbeyemi’s passing was a “major loss to Ekiti State,” according to Rt. Hon. Adelugba, also noted that the deceased had a full life and had achieved great achievement in his professional calling.
The late Otunba Egbeyemi, according to Rt. Hon. Adelugba excelled in his roles as a member of the House of Assembly, local government chairman, commissioner for education, attorney general/commissioner for justice, and finally, deputy governor, where he praised his boss, former governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
The Speaker remarked that the deceased, drawing on his experience as a teacher, a lawyer, and a community chief, brought vitality and relevance to his last assignment as Deputy Governor, helped to resolve many conflicts within and among communities in the state, and also advocated for peaceful coexistence among their residents.
Rt. Hon. Adelugba added that the late former Deputy Governor’s knowledge of local history and the positive relationships he had cultivated over the years as a result of his work as a deputy governor were helpful.
The late former Deputy Governor, according to Rt. Hon. Adelugba benefited from his knowledge of local history, as well as the positive relationships he had developed throughout his career as a lawyer, politician, and community leader.
“His passing is a big loss to us in Ekiti,” she remarked. Baba spent the majority of his life helping people. He was a multifaceted individual with experience as a politician, lawyer, teacher, and community leader.
In large part because of his abilities in diplomacy, negotiation, and dispute resolution, Ekiti was tranquil when he served as the Deputy Governor. He was a blessing to the administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
“His services to preserving peace, settling chieftaincy and land and boundary disputes will live on in memory and be recorded for future generations. Baba genuinely stood out in every task he undertook during his existence.
We have prayed and continue to pray to the Lord to grant us, and especially the immediate family, the strength to endure this significant loss to Ekiti and the family in particular.
We were shocked by Baba’s passing, but we find comfort in the knowledge that he led a happy life. He completed his coursework. He was quite helpful to everyone. His enduring legacies will keep on speaking.
The Speaker also asked the deceased’s children to find comfort in the legacy their father had left behind, and he urged them to do more than just preserve them.
She prayed to God to give them the strength to mourn the passing of their patriarch with exceptional grace and calm.