By Halimah Olamide
The former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has expressed his condolences on the passing of a former deputy governor of the state, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi.
Egbeyemi, who is a renowned teacher and lawyer, died on Friday after a brief illness at the age of 79.
Fayemi reminisced how committed Egbeyemi was in his vision for the prosperity of Ekiti state, as they worked closely for four years.
“I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of Chief Bisi Egbeyemi. He was a remarkable political leader, one that was selfless and motivated by the common good of the people.
“We worked closely for four years and I could not have had a better deputy. He was devoted, committed, outspoken and unwavering in his support of our vision for a stable and prosperous Ekiti State, built on the Omoluabi values that are the hallmark of our state.
“His passing is both shocking and saddening. A good man has gone home. It is a great loss not only for the people of Ekiti State but for all of Nigeria.
“Nonetheless, we take comfort in the knowledge that he lived a good life and made an indelible impact that will be remembered for generations to come.
“On behalf of my wife, Bisi and our entire family, my condolences go to the Egbeyemi family. We pray for a sweet repose of his soul and wish the family the courage and fortitude to bear his loss.” Fayemi wrote.
Egbeyemi served as Deputy Governor between October 16, 2018 and October 15, 2022. He had earlier served as a legislator in the old Ondo State. He later served as chairman, Ado Local Government Council and Commissioner for Education.