Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, described the death of the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Prince Wasiu Adetunji Gbadegesin, as a painful blow to the state, the Ministry of Justice and especially the judiciary in the state.
Governor Makinde, who described the late permanent secretary as a hardworking and efficient civil servant, who gave his best to the state, adding that his wealth of experience and expertise will be greatly missed.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor equally commiserated with the family of the late Gbadegesin, staffers of the Ministry of Justice and the judiciary family in the state.
He said: “The passage of the Solicitor-General of Oyo State and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Prince Wasiu Adetunji Gbadegesin is a great blow to the Ministry, the state and the judiciary.
“We have lost in Gbadegesin an efficient, hardworking and expert civil servant, who dedicated his all to the service of the state.
“It is my prayers that God will grant him Aljanah Firdaus and give his immediate family, the royal family of Oyo, civil servants in the state and members of the judiciary family in the state the fortitude to bear this loss.”