Oyebanji visits late Deputy Governor’s family

The Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has paid a condolence visit to the children and family of late Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, the immediate past Deputy Governor of the state, describing his passing as mysterious.

Oyebanji paid the visit to the family and children of the late Deputy Governor who died on Friday at the age of 78.

The Governor, who noted that great men like the late Deputy Governor always die in mysterious ways, not allowing anyone to have a foreknowledge of their departure, urged the family to remain strong and steadfast, knowing that God remains the author of life, who can give and take at any time.

Oyebanji, who visited the Ado-Ekiti GRA residence of the deceased in company of the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayol and Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, said the former Deputy Governor lived well and left behind indelible footprints and a very strong legacy which would take some time to surpass.

While assuring the family of government’s support in giving Egbeyemi a befitting burial, the Governor urged the children to be proud of the remarkable achievements of their father and the indelible marks he left on the political terrain of Ekiti State and Nigeria in general.

He said: “In a situation like this, there are so many questions that one can ask, but we know that we are all mortals and one day we will have to go, all the same we have faith in God, this is a test of our faith but we give God all the glory for a life well spent.

“Daddy was a great man.

“He lived well and like a great man, he left mysteriously.

“That is one of the traits of great men.

“You can’t decode when they will leave, but Baba left with greatness in him.

“I also thanked God that he left a strong legacy.

“A legacy that is going to take time for us to surpass.

“My charge to the family and the children, of which I am one, is for us to have faith in God and thank him for the gift of Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi.

“You should be proud of him.

“God will teach you how to sustain his legacy.

“It is a very big one, but I assure you, you are not alone in this.

“At the appropriate time, we will sit down and structure how we are going to give him a befitting burial.

“We have to give him a befitting burial and that government will do.”

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