A member of the Ondo State Executive Council Dr. Bayo Ademodi died on Saturday.
Ademodi, until his death was the commissioner for Regional Integration.
Donald Ojogo, the state's commissioner for Information, simply said that the news of his death came as shock to all.
Ademodi was 68 years old and had played a pivotal role in the South-West politics especially of the progressive stock.
Bayonile Tolani Ademodi was born on 10th March, 1952 to the Ademodi family in Ondo City. He studied at the Howard University, Washington DC, USA; the Pennsylvania State University, USA and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1988. Bayonile holds a BSc, MSc and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering.
He is a COREN registered engineer; member, American Society of Chemical Engineers; member, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers; member, Society of Petroleum Engineers; member, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society, USA, and a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
He is a renowned research fellow and has produced over two dozen research publications.Bayonile as a politician was a National Delegate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD); Action Congress of Nigeria and All Progressive Congress. He was appointed Special Adviser to Sen. Ayo Fasanmi of AD in 1999 to 2003; Special Adviser on Bitumen and Solid Mineral to the Ondo State Governor (2003); Leader, Alliance for Democracy and Action Congress in Ondo West/Ondo East Federal Constituency from 2004 to 2007.
Bayonile who parades an impressive pack of work experiences in the academic world had been a Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; amongst other appointments both in Nigeria and abroad.
He is a recipient of several awards and commendations such as commendation for meritorious service as Chairman, University Sports Council by the Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, 1995.