Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji Olayemi, the First Lady of Ekiti State has commiserated with the family of Chief Bisi Egbeyemi.
All Nigeria Latest News had reported that Egbeyemi, the immediate past Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, passed away in the early hours of Saturday, after a brief illness.
The First Lady’s visit to the deceased’s home on Sunday, coinciding with a prayer session organized by the leadership of Ekiti State Anglican Communion, was welcomed by Chief Egbeyemi’s eldest child, Mrs. Bolaji Olagbaju.
In her brief remark after the prayer, she reflected on her recent interaction with the late deputy governor and the lessons she derived from that encounter.
“A week ago, Baba called that he wanted to see me and I came to him immediately I returned from my trip. We had a very deep discussion and he even walked me into the car. However, one important lesson I learnt is that we should not procrastinate anything we want to do. If I’d failed to yield Baba’s call on Tuesday, I wouldn’t have forgiven myself now that he’s no more.
“Baba has played his part, he played it well and posterity will always remember him for the impactful life he lived.”
Dr Oyebanji described the late deputy governor as a consumate legal practitioner and community leader, who had a successful path in politics, culminating in his being elected and appointed into various positions, including; Chairman Ado Local Government, Commissioner for Education and Deputy Governor.
According to the first lady, “Chief Egbeyemi is a touch bearer in Ado and a distinguished politician who made huge difference in the service of Ekiti State,”
Dr Oyebanji described the late politician as a “father figure and role model who would be remembered for his hard work and diligence in the service of humanity.”
She prayed that God will grant the family of Chief Egbeyemi the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.