Two commissioners in Oyo state have been left bereaved after they both lost their parents on the same day.
Reports on Wednesday revealed that the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Oyo State, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, lost his mother, Alhaja Taiwo Nimotallahi Olatunbosun, today.
Also bereaved is the Commissioner for Trade, Investment, Industry and Cooperatives, Chief Ademola Ojo, who lost his father, Pa Adewole Ojo.
It was gathered that Olatunbosun died in the early hours of Wednesday at 80.
Confirming the sad development in a terse statement this morning, Dr Olatunbosun said: “After a fruitful and eventful life of Almighty Allah’s abundant mercies and grace, our mother, grandmother, Alhaja Taiwo Nimotallahi Olatunbosun, gloriously transited to eternity”.
He added that his mother would be buried in Ikirun, Osun State, by 4 pm on Wednesday according to Islamic rites.
Meanwhile, Pa Adewole Ojo died at 92. Daily Post quoted a close associate of the commissioner, to have said, “The State Commissioner for Trade, Investment, Industry and Cooperatives, our friend and brother, Chief Ademola Ojo, has lost his father at the age of 92 years.
“Pa Adewole Ojo’s passing was announced by the Commissioner in the early hours of today, Wednesday, August 9th.
“May the Almighty God be with the Commissioner, his siblings and all the family members left by the deceased”.