It was all tears as members and staff of the Lagos State House of Assembly led by Speaker Mudashiru Obasa on Wednesday, November 16, received the body of Hon. Abdul-Sobur Olayiwola Olawale, who passed on in Jos, Plateau State on Tuesday, November 15.
The remains of the lawmaker arrived at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in the afternoon and was immediately conveyed to his residence in a motorcade that involved Dr. Obasa, lawmakers, the Lagos State Legislators Wives Association (LASLEWA), friends, family and associates of the deceased.
Lagos Lawmaker Abdul-Sobur Olawale is buried, Governor Sanwo-Olu, Obasa and other lawmakers pay their last respect.
Photo credit: Eromosele EbhomeleSource: Facebook
The body was later moved to the Ebony Vaults where Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, joined the crowd of mourners, Eromosele Ebhomele, the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, confirmed in a statement sent to Legit.ng.
The body was interred according to Islamic rites.
The Lagos State House of Assembly had on Tuesday announced the demise of the lawmaker, who, until his demise represented Mushin Constituency 2 and chaired the House Committee on Local Government and Community Relations.
“This death really hit us below the belt. We will all miss him more than words can express. We urge you to join us in prayers for his family at this time,” a statement signed by Hon. Setonji David
Chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy and Security, said.
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APC, Tinubu mourns Lagos lawmaker who slumped, died after attending Jos rally
The presidential campaign council of the ruling All Progressives Congress has expressed deep sadness over the demise of Hon. AbdulSobur Olawale popularly referred to as Omititi.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng and signed by Bayo Onanuga, director, media & publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the deceased was described as an accomplished politician who served his people dutifully.
Onanuga noted that Olawale’s death is an irreparable loss and would be greatly missed in the Assembly, the state and the party.
Former Lagos speaker dies at 82, Obasa, lawmakers mourn
In a related development, the speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, recently described the demise of the former speaker in the state, Abayomi Kinyomi, as a great loss.
Obasa, representing Agege constituency 1 in the state, mourned the late Kinyomi in a statement signed by his Chief press secretary, Eromosele Ebhomele, on Wednesday, July 13 and sent to Legit.ng.
Kinyomi was the state house of assembly speaker between January 1992 and November 1993. The former lawmaker reported he died on Tuesday, July 12, after a brief illness