Odumakin served Afenifere for 17 years – Secretary


Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Tuesday commiserated with the family of its departed Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin.

It said the deceased pro-democracy activist served the organisation for 17 years.

Its General Secretary, Sola Ebiseni, said in a statement that Odumakin was an embodiment of loyalty, adding that he deployed his intellect into the service of the Yoruba race.

Lagos State Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat described the late Odumakin as “a genuine and patriotic Nigerian”.

Hamzat, who led the state government’s delegation to the family of the deceased in Lagos, was received by the widow, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin.

The deputy governor expressed shock and sadness over the demise of the Afenifere’s spokesman, saying the late activist would be greatly missed.

Hamzat was accompanied by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Tayo Ayinde.

Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker Mudashiru Obasa described the late Afenifere spokesman as someone who fought endlessly for a great Nigeria and a better Yoruba race.

Obasa, who led a delegation of lawmakers, said: “It is an opportunity to urge others, particularly the civil society, to continue from where he has stopped and put more efforts beyond what he achieved.”

Members of the delegation included Rotimi Olowo, Adewale Temitope, Hakeem Sokunle, Olumuyiwa Jimoh, Mustaino Tobun, Setonji David, Saka Solaja, Victor Akande, Mojeed Fatai, Adedamola Kasunmu, and Nureni Akinsanya. Nation


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