The Oyo State government on Friday, honoured the late Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola, as it directed that flags across the state be flying at half mast in honour of the fallen commissioner.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo
Adisa, indicated that the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs.
Olubamiwo Adeosun, gave the directive on behalf of the governor.
The statement further indicated that all state activities were at low-key as a mark
of honour to the departed Commissioner.
Ayoola was sworn-in as Commissioner on August 14, 2019 and was thereafter
deployed to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, where he led the
charge for the implementation of the new environment architecture and green
Also on Friday, a delegation of the state government led by the deputy governor,
Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, paid condolence visit to the family of the deceased
The delegation was received by the deceased’s wife, Professor Olukemi Ayoola.
The statement indicated that the deputy governor described the demise of Ayoola
as “unexpected and a great loss of an active player in the Governor Makinde led administration in Oyo State.”
He added that “the late Ayoola was never a dormant member of the state
executive but a resourceful and active contributor during state executive
Olaniyan also lamented that Ayoola died when Governor Makinde and his team
were trying to reshape and reset Oyo State from where they met it.