Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has
described as untimely and shocking, the recent deaths of the Speaker of
the Oyo State House of Assembly, Michael Adeyemo, and the
Special Adviser on Media to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State,
In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister expressed the sadness that death has cut short the rising profile of Adeyemo in the nation’s political scene.
While expressing his condolences to the people and government of Oyo
State, he prayed that God will grant repose to the soul of the
departed and comfort the late Speaker’s family.
Mohammed also paid tribute to Imam, whom he had cause to
interact with many times in his lifetime, describing him as a quintessential journalist and a valuable aide of his principal.
He expressed his condolences to Governor Tambuwal whom, he said, had
suffered a personal loss with the demise of his long-time aide.
The Minister prayed that God will take Imam to his bosom and also
give his family the fortitude to bear their irreparable loss.