Some Local Government Chairmen in Lagos State on Wednesday condoled with the Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area over the death of their colleague, Dr. Augustine Arogundade.
The Chairman died on Tuesday after a brief illness.
Samson Olatunde (Samola), the Executive Chairman of Olorunda LCDA, Iworo, Badagry, Lagos, in his message expressed grief over the death.
The council boss described the demise of Arogundade “as a huge loss not only for the people of Agbado-Oke-Odo alone but Lagos at large”.
He also described the departed as a man whose humility, credibility, honesty, kind-heartedness, industriousness and commitment to growth were never in question.
Olatunde, however, extended his condolences to the family and constituents of Agbado Oke-odo LCDA.
He said: “On behalf of my family and the good people of Olorunda LCDA, I want to extend my unfeigned condolences to the family of Dr Arogundade and the entire Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA.
“I pray that God Almighty forgives his shortcomings and grant those he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.”
Dr. Onanuga Adeniyi, the Executive Chairman, Ikosi Ejirin LCDA, said Arogundade until his death was a complete grassroots man, loving, gentle and vibrant among the Conference 57 of Lagos State.
“May Almighty Allah in his infinite mercy grant his immediate family and great party APC members of Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA the fortitude to bear the great loss,” he prayed.
Johnson Babatunde, the Executive Chairman, Orile Agege LCDA. also said Arogundade would be missed not only at the council level, but the state generally.
Babatunde said: “On behalf of the legislative members, executive members, management team, staff and good people of Orile Agege LCDA, I sympathise with the entire people of Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA on the sudden demise of their boss of repute.
“May the Lord Almighty forgives his shortcomings and grant his family and the people of the LCDA the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
Morenike Williams, the Executive Chairman, Igando-Ikotun LCDA, said Arogundade left a great void in the minds of the people, which would be difficult to fill due to the wisdom and dedication he brought to bear in the course of performing his duties.
She said: “I wish to convey my deepest condolences over the passing into the great beyond of Dr Arogundade.”
Williams said Arogundade with dignity, dedication and vision left behind a pioneering legacy of simplicity, warmth, care and affection for his subjects and humanity in general.
She added: “Arogundade was greatly respected and would be long remembered and sorely missed.
“We pray God to grant him eternal rest and the Alimosho Constituency as well as the Arogundade family, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”