A Germany-based Nigerian politician and businessman, Hon. Olayinka Oladimeji Segelu on Wednesday called on the Oyo state government to honour his late his late father Hon. Olusegun Moses Akintola Oladimeji Segelu.
The Germany-based Nigerian politician said in a press statement on the 16th memorial anniversary of his dad, a serving House of Representatives member before he was killed by unknown gunmen.
He stressed that it was unfortunate that Oyo state government was yet to honour his late father, Hon Olusegun Oladimeji Segelu.
“With the significant role played by my late father in the political firmament of Oyo state, he deserved to be posthumously honoured,” he said.
According to Hon Olayinka, his father, who was gruesomely murdered 16 years ago (September 14, 2007), contributed in no small measure to the political growth and democratic advancement of Oyo state and Nigeria in general.
“I humbly request that my father’s name should be engraved in the minds of the people. Segelu Bus Stop is known from the 1970s till date and Segelu Area is a well-known area. I hereby request for the New Ife Road from under the bridge going to Gbagi be named after my father as Segelu Express Road”, he said.
Hon Olayinka added, “In the alternative, the newly constructed ultramodern motor park in Iwo-road, Ibadan should be named after him to etch his name in the hearts of the good people of the state. Interestingly, my father was the first private motor park operator in the entire city of Ibadan, with his Segelu Transport Service adjacent to his hotel, along Ife-road, Ibadan. His transport service company could boast of about ten brand new Peugeot 505 cars in his pool at the time”.
“I plead with Governor Seyi Makinde to consider the humble request of the family which I am conveying to him on behalf of the family.