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Amosun, Mohammed Commiserate With Oyewole; ‘Bassey Okon’, On Death Of Family Members


By Funmilayo Omidiji

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday has commiserated with the Oyewole family, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital over the death of one of the Nigerian foremost Educationist, Pa Dotun Oyewole.

Late Oyewole who was a twin passed on, Sunday at the age of 94.

Governor Amosun described Pa Oyewole’s death as “a painful, yet inevitable loss”, urging the family to take “solace in the fact that the late educationist and his twin brother “lived an impactful and fulfilling life”.

It would be recalled Pa Oyewole twin brother, Femi died in 2006, at age 84.

The Governor recalled that, the Oyewole twins contributed immensely to the education of Ogun State and the entire Nigeria.

One of their legacies was the establishment of the popular Oyewole tutorial centre, sited in Isale Igbehin, in Abeokuta South Local Council Area.

He also recalled that it was in recognition of this outstanding achievement the State Government recently named her newly built Model School at Kobape after Femi and Dotun Oyewole..

Governor Amosun expressed delight that his administration was able to celebrate and immortalize the Oyewole twins with the commissioning of the ultra-modern Model School on February 2, 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of activities to mark the 40th anniversary of the State.

In a similar development, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has condoled with the family of the veteran actor, writer and producer, James Abiodun Babajide Adu (Jab Adu), who starred as ‘Bassey Okon’ in the now rested Village Headmaster TV series.

In a statement issued by his SA on Media, Segun Adeyemi, in Abuja Tuesday, the Minister described the actor, who died last Sunday at the age of 82, as one of the very few quintessential master artistes left of his generation.

He said Jab Adu lived an exemplary life and exhibited sterling qualities throughout his lifetime,

”He was not only well regarded as an actor, writer and producer but he also stood out for his patriotism and outstanding contributions to the broadcast and motion picture industry, one of the reasons he was honoured with the ‘Member of the Order of the Niger (MON)’ award by the Federal Government.” Alhaji Mohammed said.

The Minister prayed God will grant repose to the soul of the departed, as well as the family left behind by the late Jab Adu the fortitude to bear their irreparable loss.

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