The Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa has described the death of the late human right activist and social crusader, Late Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin as a mixture of pain and great shock.
The Speaker who paid a condolence visit to the wife of the deceased, Mrs Okei-Odumakin in his Lagos house said that late Odumakin was a man who fought for the progress and development of Nigeria. He urged others to continue from where he stopped in collective effort of putting the nation on the right path to greatness.
The Speaker said:
“I was at the home of the late Yinka Odumakin today. In fact, it was a mixture of pain, sorrow, and extreme shock over his demise. I spoke with his widow, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin and prayed with her for divine strength because that is what she needs at this time.
“Late Odumakin stood for Nigeria and Yoruba people. He fought endlessly for a great Nigeria and a greater Yoruba race.
“He never deviated from whatever path he believed should be taken.
“It is an opportunity to urge others, particularly the civil society, to continue from where he has stopped and to put more efforts beyond what he achieved.
“This is because it is not yet El Dorado. We have to put more strength, determination and commitment to get this nation to the position of our dreams.
“To the family, the truth is that life is created in such a way that we come and go and people will come and say one or two things about us. It is only God that will remain. This is the reason every human being must strive to make impact and touch lives positively.”