ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has expressed deep sorrow over the death of former Deputy Governor of the State, Alhaji Abdul Rafiu Ogunleye.
The former Deputy died on the early hour of Monday in his home town, Itele, Ijebu, at the age of 79.
The governor in a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Somorin, described Alhaji Ogunleye as an astute administrator and a politician per excellence who contributed immensely to the socio-economic and political development of Ogun State.
According to the release, the late Ogunleye worked tirelessly to ensure that the State attained its current status.
Governor Abiodun urged the family to take consolation in the fact that Alhaji Ogunleye lived a dignifiy life that benefitted thousands of people and prayed that the almighty God would give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
The governor said his wish was that the deceased lived “longer so that his administration would continue to tap from his wealth of experience for the benefit of the people of the State.”
Alhaji Abdul Rafiu Ogunleye was Deputy governor during the administration of Chief Olusegun Osoba.