President Muhammadu Buhari, the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, as well as the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Ogun state chapter, are probably among the early callers to the Abiodun’s family to commiserate with them over the death of their patriarch, Dr. Emmanuel Adesanya Abiodun.
Pa. Adesanya Abiodun, a native of Iperu-Remo and a renowned educationist, passed on to glory on Monday, August 2nd, at the age of 89.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a press release, dated August 3, 2021 and signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, also “condoles with institutions and educationists in the state, who had worked with Dr. Abiodun, fondly called “Baba Teacher” over many years; and other family members for the death of their father, grandfather and great grandfather.
President Buhari prayed for the repose of the patriarch and enjoined the family and the good people of Ogun state to emulate the legacy left behind by Pa. Abiodun especially his selfless service to humanity.
In a similar vein, the senate president Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has sympathized with the entire Abiodun family, the government and the people of Ogun state over the demise of Pa. Abiodun, the educationist.
The Senate President said, “Baba Teacher will continue to live in the hearts of the numerous people to whom he imparted knowledge as a school teacher.”
He prayed God grant late Pa. Abiodun eternal rest and the family, the fortitude to bear the painful loss.
The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun state chapter, in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman, Comrade Soji Amosu and the Secretary, Comrade Ayokunle Ewuoso said, Papa was a man of “peace and honour, who lived a worthy life”.
The Union urged Prince Dapo Abiodun to take solace in the fact that Papa Emmanuel Abiodun, during his life time as a teacher, positively impacted people within his immediate environment and beyond and prayed that God gives Prince Dapo Abiodun and the entire family, fortitude to bear the great loss.