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OYOSUBEB Helmsman, Adeniran Mourns Former Boss, Alao-Akala

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The Executive Chairman, Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran has mourned the death of his former boss, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala.

Alao-Akala, who died in Ogbomosho was 71 years old, and was a former Governor of between 2007 and 2011.

The OYOSUBEB helmsman recalls with nostalgia how his relationship with former Governor Alao-Akala started, during their heydays as Chairmen of Local Governments in the state.

“Chief Alao-Akala was a good brother, friend and leader to me. We both started as local Government chairmen. He served as Chairman, Ogbomosho North, while I served as the Chairman, Ibadan South-West”.

Dr. Adeniran noted that thereafter, Chief Alao-Akala, who served as a Governor in the State, was a good leader to him, when he served under his PDP led government.

Dr. Adeniran, said he served as a Board member at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital; Commissioner for Industry and later a Commissioner for Education under former Governor Alao-Akala.

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The OYOSUBEB Boss added that the late Adebayo Alao-Akala was an uncommon patriot who contributed immensely to the development of politics in Oyo State.

“He was a leader and an uncommon patriot who understood the political terrain in Oyo State. His knowledge of Oyo politics was profound and remarkable”.

Adeniran said, “Former Governor Alao-Akala’s death is indeed a personal loss to me”.

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