President Goodluck Jonathan and Senate President David Mark have sent condolence messages to Governor Babatunde Fashola over the death of his father, Pa Ademola Fashola who died in the early hours on Monday.
According to Presidential Media Adviser, Dr Reuben Abati, the President on behalf of himself, his family, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan conveyed sincere condolences to Governor Babatunde Fashola.
“As they mourn Pa Fashola, President Jonathan urges Governor Fashola, his family and people of Lagos State to give thanks to God Almighty for the octogenarian’s very exemplary and accomplished life.
“The President urges to them to be comforted by the knowledge that Pa Fashola is returning to his Creator as a very blessed and fulfilled man who lived to see his son become a two-term Governor of one of Nigeria’s most populous and vibrant states.
“President Jonathan joins Governor Fashola, members of his family and the people of Lagos in praying that God Almighty will grant Pa Fashola peaceful and eternal rest from his labours on earth,” he stated.
Also, Senate President David Mark, in a condolence to the governor, government and people of Lagos state, noted that Pa Fashola lived an eventful and accomplished life worthy of emulation.
He said , ” I received the news of the death of your beloved father with shock and sadness at a time his wealth of experience and wisdom is most needed. I am however consoled that your father lived an exemplary life and left a legacy of selfless service to the community.
“Your track record of achievements especially your excellent performance as the governor of Lagos State bears eloquent testimony that your father left a legacy of integrity and excellence.
“I can only urge you to continue in that stead and live up the billing as a further testimony that Pa Fashola lives.”
Senator Mark stated that history will be kind to Pa Fashola for his meritorious services and contributions to the development of the community especially in Lagos State adding “Pa Fashola will surely be given a pride of place when history especially that of Lagos State is written”.
He therefore enjoined the government and people of Lagos State particularly the bereaved family to take solace in the fact that Pa Fashola left positive footprint on the sand of time.