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Dignitaries gather for funeral service of former Ondo State governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Leaders and Distinguished Figures Pay Homage to Late Governor Known for Courage and Integrity

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, alongside President Bola Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, and other prominent personalities, attended the funeral service of the late former Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), in a solemn ceremony held at the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew, Owo, Ondo State.

The service, which drew an assemblage of notable figures including governors, political leaders, religious heads, and members of the legal fraternity, commemorated the life and contributions of Akeredolu, who was hailed as a dedicated public servant and advocate for good governance.

President Tinubu, speaking through Vice President Shettima, honored Akeredolu’s legacy, highlighting his unwavering commitment to service and his profound impact on the lives of Nigerians. He celebrated Akeredolu’s dedication and emphasized the significance of remembering and celebrating his life’s achievements.

Governor Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State paid tribute to Akeredolu as a man of integrity and a champion of justice, underscoring his enduring influence on the state and its people. He expressed gratitude to all dignitaries for their presence, affirming Akeredolu’s lasting legacy in the hearts of the people.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a heartfelt message, lamented Akeredolu’s passing as a significant loss to Nigeria and particularly to Ondo State. He hailed the late governor’s contributions to the nation’s progress, acknowledging his pivotal role in the judiciary and governance sectors.

Sanwo-Olu extended his condolences to Akeredolu’s family, friends, and the people of Ondo State, urging them to find solace in his enduring legacy and to cherish his memory.

Akeredolu, who passed away at the age of 67, left a profound impact on Nigerian politics and governance, leaving behind a legacy of courage, integrity, and dedication to public service. His memory lives on in the hearts of those he served and inspired.

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