Governor of Niger State and Chairman North Central Governors Forum (NCGF) Abubakar Sani Bello has commiserated with his Oyo State counterpart over the death of former Oyo State Governor Christopher Alao-Akala.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Berje, on Wednesday, Governor Bello described the deceased as a man who had a humble beginning but through determination and hard work, rose to become a police officer and retired after a meritorious service to the nation.
The NCGF chairman said the deceased was also a grassroots politician pointing out that he made a mark in the political history of Oyo State in particular and the country in general.
Beyond that, he said the late Alao-Akala will be greatly missed for his efforts in making democracy virile in the country.
While praying for the repose of his soul, the governor urged the family members and the Oyo State Government to be consoled by the fact that late Alao-Akala lived a good life.
“He was a hardworking and very determined man, he never allowed his little beginning to hinder him from becoming great and this is a great lesson to many. May god have mercy you on his soul and comfort his family”, the Niger Governor said.