By OLA AJAYI
IBADAN — FORMer President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was among eminent Nigerians that attended the 8th day prayer held in honour of the former Governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Lamidi Adesina who died last Sunday.
This came as Governor Abiola Ajimobi said his administration would immortalise the late politician for the meritorious role he played in the socio-political development of the state during his life.
Dignitaries at the fidau prayer included former Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Lagos; the National Chairman of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Chief Bisi Akande; Governor Babatunde Fashola (Lagos), Governor Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Gov.Ibikunle Amosun,(Ogun), Gov. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) and Gov. Adams Oshiomhole (Edo).
Others included former Governors Rashidi Ladoja and Omololu Olunloyo; the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Badejoko Adeniji and the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mrs. Monsurat Sunmonu.
Present also were wives of Oyo and Ekiti State governors, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi and Bisi Fayemi; Senators Ayo Adeseun and Olufemi Lanlehin; former Governors Olusegun Osoba and Niyi Adebayo; Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Arisekola Alao; Mr. Oba Otudeko; Alhaji Adesina’s deputy, Chief Iyiola Oladokun, among others.
Speaking at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, venue of the fidau prayer, Ajimobi said Lam Adesina Scholarship Endowment Fund would be established for the benefit of brilliant but indigent students.