The commissioner for environment and natural resources in Oyo state, Kehinde Ayoola, is dead.
Ayoola, who was former Speaker of the House of the assembly was said to have been sick for weeks before his demise on Thursday.
His death was announced in a statement by governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday.
“I received with deep sadness, the news of the death of my dear friend and colleague, Rt. Honourable Kehinde Ayoola. Up until his death this morning, he served as the Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in Oyo State,” Makinde said.
“I met late Rt. Honourable Ayoola in 2002, when we worked together as members of the Fortune Group for the election of Senator Rasheed Ladoja. He also served as the Director General for my 2015 campaign and the Deputy Director General for my 2019 campaign.
“He was a loyal friend with a dedication to duty that cannot be questioned. He will be sorely missed for his great oratory skills and his love for the people of Oyo Town and Oyo State. May his soul rest in peace.”
He was 55years