President Muhammed Buhari has described the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-political group as a man of conviction.
Odumakin, a human rights activist died on Saturday from COVID-19 complications.
Buhari in a statement said Odumakin, his one-time spokesman was dutiful and had a lot to contribute to society and the nation at large.
The president prayed that God will grant repose to his soul and comfort all those who mourn him
“President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the family, friends and acquaintances of Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere.
“Odumakin was also spokesman to the then Gen Buhari in 2011, when he ran for President on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), now defunct.
“The President recalls Odumakin as dutiful, and a person of conviction, expressing sorrow at his demise, when he had a lot more to contribute to society and the nation at large.
“President Buhari prays God to grant repose to the soul of the departed activist, and comfort all those who mourn him.