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Northern Governors' Forum Mourns Ondo Governor, Akeredolu —Africa Daily News

By Abdulwahab Muhammad, Bauchí 

The Chairman of the Northern States Governors' Forum and Governor of Gombe State has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Ondo State over the demise of Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) who passed away today after a protracted illness. 

Inuwa Yahaya, on behalf of the 19 northern governors,  mourned the loss of " a senior figure, friend, resilient advocate, and a visionary leader whose attributes of excellence and remarkable brilliance positively influenced the transformation of Ondo State and contributed to the development of the country ". 

The Northern Governors Forum also acknowledged late Akeredolu's influential roles in various spheres, and his legacies as a lawyer, former Attorney General, NBA President as well as his leadership roles in regional organizations including serving as chairman of the Southwest Governors' Forum and the Southern Governors' Forum.

"We mourn the loss of our dear brother and friend, Governor Akeredolu. This is indeed an national loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Excellency, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, the entire immediate family members, the Owo community, and the people of Ondo State over this monumental loss ". 

Governor Inuwa Yahaya prayed Almighty God to grant the deceased eternal rest and comfort those he left behind.

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