By Monsuru Olowoopejo
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state, Tuesday, described as shocking, the death of the Managing Director of Eminent Communications, Mr Sesan Ogunro who was killed by unknown assailants at Alausa.
The late Ogunro was shot Sunday night at Alausa Central Business District, CBD Lagos, in the presence of his wife and children.
The State Governor who paid a condolence visit to the Ogunro family at their Ogudu GRA residence, was received by the widow, Mrs Dupe Ogunro and the children of the deceased.
Some the children present during the visit were: Mrs. Damilola Gbadebo-Ogunro, Mr. Timayo Ogunro and Miss Fade Ogunro.
The governor further described the late Advertising guru as a man with truly restless spirit and a master of his art.
According to him “A truly restless creative spirit and a master of his art, I shudder at the thought that the man whose ingenuity engendered several election campaign materials and compelling state policy advocacy campaigns has bade the world goodbye in such painful circumstances.”
Fashola added that his administration, Lagos State and indeed the Nigerian nation has lost a most resourceful personality who will surely be missed by all.
Said he: “On behalf of my wife, Dame Emmanuella, the Government and people of Lagos State, please accept my condolences and be assured that we are in prayers with you and members of your family for the peaceful repose of the soul of your husband and for the Almighty God to grant you the fortitude to bear this loss”.
While leaving, the governor signed the condolence registered opened at the residence of the deceased and wrote: “My dear friend and brother, this is too sudden a goodbye. You did not wait to finish the job you started with me. You sacrificed so much”.
“I know that you did not quit on me, because you are not a quitter. Some of the problems we must solve have taken you to a higher place. Rest in peace, dear brother, friend and patriot. I really value the time we spent together”, he added.