Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has described the late former military governor of the Old Ondo State, Rear Admiral Sunday Abiodun Olukoya (rtd) as a man who marked a phenomenal moment in many ways.
According to Akeredolu while reacting to the death of the former governor, Olukoya’s untainted humility, self discipline and incurable desire for a better society stood him out as a dependable ally in the journey towards Nigeria’s quest for an egalitarian society.
The governor stated this in a statement issued by his Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo.
Olukoya who died on Tuesday served as Military Governor of the old Ondo State from September 1990 to January 1992 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) as a Navy Captain.
Akeredolu added that the footprints of the late Olukoya on the democratic path where he served as a veritable and supportive pillar will be remembered in the state.
“If at all, his displayed patriotism, altruistic disposition as well as personal commitment to the democratic process of his era were very alluring, he gave his all, unarguably, for the benefit of the our people.
“As the State Government awaits further briefings from the family of the departed Elder Statesman as regards burial arrangements, Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, has expressed condolences to the family of the deceased on behalf of the Government and good people of Ondo State.
“No doubt, the period of our departed former governor of the Old Ondo State, now Ondo and Ekiti states, was a remarkably phenomenal moment in many ways.”