July 10, 2024

Speaker Abbas mourns Oyo Rep, Akinremi

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…House adjourns sitting in honour of late lawmaker

By Joseph Erunke, Abuja

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen,has expressed sadness over the demise of a member of the House, Hon. Olaide Adewale Akinremi.

Hon. Akinremi, who was the member representing Oyo North Federal Constituency, died on Wednesday morning. He was the chairman of the House Committee on Science Research Institutions.

The Speaker, in a condolence message through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Musa Abdullahi Krishi, said he was shocked to receive the news of the death of Hon. Akinremi.

Describing the late legislator as a patriotic and dedicated Nigerian, who represented his people with zeal, the Speaker said Hon. Akinremi would be sorely missed.

Announcing the demise of Hon. Akinremi at a brief plenary session on Wednesday, Speaker Abbas, said, “Honourable Members of the House, it is with a heavy heart and sorrow that we announce the passing of the esteemed Hon. Prince Olaide Adewale Akinremi, affectionately known as Jagaban. A dedicated member of this House, he represented the Ibadan North Federal Constituency with unwavering commitment and distinction.

“Prince Akinremi’s devotion to public service was exemplary. As Chairman of the House Committee on Science Research Institutions, he made significant contributions to both his constituency and the nation.

His leadership in distributing palliatives and his support for local artisans, traders, and social groups during challenging times highlighted his deep commitment to the welfare of his constituents.

“Beyond his political career, Prince Akinremi was a successful businessman and philanthropist. His efforts to empower women, youth, and the less privileged have left an indelible impact on his community. His dedication to fostering unity and development within Ibadan North earned him admiration and respect across political lines.

“Prince Akinremi is survived by his beloved wife, Mrs. Adama Akinremi, and their five children. His legacy of service, compassion, and leadership will continue to inspire us all. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”

The House observed a minute of silence in honour of the late legislator. In line with the tradition of the Green Chamber, the lawmakers adjourned plenary to Thursday.