Makinde sympathises with Soun of Ogbomoso over death of son

Makinde sympathises with Soun of Ogbomoso over death of son

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Sunday, December 6, sent his sympathies to the Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, over the death of his son, Pastor Olumide Oyewumi.

This condolence message by Makinde was contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa.

Makinde described the deceased as a humble and kind-hearted individual, praying that God would grant everyone the fortitude to bear the loss of the shining star that fell in his prime.

“Our hearts and prayers are with our father, the Soun of Ogbomosoland, and his family on the death of Pastor Olumide Oyewumi, the governor was quoted as saying.

“Sad events like this point us as mortals to the finality and absoluteness of God’s decision over our lives. We cannot question whatever God decides, but the death of our brother, a shining star and amiable individual with bright ideas and future leaves us with heavy hearts.

“I urge the family to take heart and take solace in God who giveth and taketh; while also calling on our people to remember our Baba, the Soun of Ogbomosoland; and also the families Pastor Olumide left behind in their prayers.”

Makinde, who said it is not possible for mortals to question God; also added that the demise of Oyewumi at the age of 45 has left him with a heavy heart.

Oyewunmi until his death was a Chief Accountant at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has issued a decree; regarding the removal of unapproved street gates in communities to ease traffic.

This was contained in a statement on Sunday, December 6; by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, titled ‘LASG issues 7-day removal notice to communities with unapproved street gates’.

The commissioner explained that the gates and structures installed; without prior approval from the Ministry of Transportation contravened the provisions of the Lagos State Traffic Laws and Regulations.

Furthermore, Oladeinde stressed that the ministry, in conjunction with Local Government and Community Affairs; has the regulatory authority on the installation of gates; towards enhancing traffic management on the inner roads: while protecting the lives as well as property of the affected communities.

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The statement reads in part, “In line with its policy and regulations on Traffic Management geared towards improving the free flow of traffic; across the metropolis, the Lagos State Government has issued a seven-day removal notice to communities with unapproved street gates in the State; with a directive to either leave such gates open between 5 a.m and midnight or have them dismantled.”

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