Former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki CON, has expressed sadness over the demise of Alhaji Saka Opobiyi, of Opobiyi Compound, Agbaji, Ilorin.
In a Statement made available to Gistmeblog247, Saraki in a condolence message signed by his Press Officer on Home Matters, Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir, described the death of Alhaji Saka Opobiyi as a personal loss to him, and commiserated with other members of the Opobiyi family as well as the people of Agbaji community in general.
“The death of Alhaji Saka Opobiyi, an associate of my late father, Oloye, of Opobiyi Compound, Agbaji, is a personal loss to me and huge loss to the family. I received his valued counsel and affection for years. He will be greatly missed.
“Alhaji Opobiyi was a father to all and community leader in his right. He was committed to the development of his immediate community and Ilorin Emirate as whole.
“The demise of a loved one no matter how old the person is, is usually saddening but we must take consolation in the fact that Alhaji Opobiyi lived a fulfilled and exemplary lifestyle worthy of emulation. He will be remembered for this and his great legacies.
“May Almighty Allah, forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljanah Firdaus. May Allah console his immediate family and give us the fortitude to bear this painful loss,” Saraki prayed.
Kabir Olanrewaju Ishowo is a Kwara-Born, a community developer, An Online Media Practioner and the CEO/Publisher of Gistmeblog247.