By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Lagos—In what seems to be an incredible coincidence, two lawmakers from Ikorodu in the Lagos State House of Assembly lost their fathers yesterday.
Alhaji Solaja, father of Hon Nurudeen Saka-Solaja, member of the state Assembly representing Ikorodu State Constituency 2 and Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology, died at about 3am yesterday, at his home town, Imota.
Few hours later, Pa W. A.Agunbiade, father of Hon Sanai Agunbiade, Majority Leader of the House who represents Ikorodu State Constituency 1, died at the Ikorodu General Hospital.
According to sources from the two families, the deceased had been buried yesterday, Sunday, November 6, 2016, at their various residences according to Islamic rite.
Meantime, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa has sent his condolences to the two members over the deaths.
In his condolence message, yesterday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Musbau Razak, Obasa described the deaths of the patriarchs of Agunbiade and Solaja families as coming at a time when their words of wisdom, experience and prayers were needed most.
According to the speaker; “However, we must take solace in the fact that the two men lived fulfilled lives as exemplified by the off-springs that survived them particularly, our own Honourables Sanai Agunbiade and Nurideen Saka-Solaja.”
While commiserating with the people of Ikorodu and Imota communities in Ikorodu Local Government, Obasa prayed to God to give the two communities, particularly the braved families the grace and fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.