Monday, September 16, 2013

Ondo State Declares 7 Days Mourning For Late Agagu

The Ondo State Government on Sunday declared a seven-day mourning, beginning on Monday, in honour of the late former governor of the state, Dr Olusegun Agagu.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Eni Akinsola, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, in Akure.
Mimiko made this declaration as Senator Danjuma Goje lamented the death of Agagu, saying “It came to me as a shock, a very rude shock,” in a statement by his media aide, Ahmed Yaro.

   Between the years 2000 and 2002, Alhaji Danjuma Goje was Minister of State for Power and Steel, while Dr. Olusegun Agagu was the substantive minister in the same ministry. The following year, the two men went on to become governors of their respective states: Agagu in Ondo, Goje in Gombe.

   “Dr. Agagu was an absolute gentleman, quite brilliant, and very patriotic. When we ran the Power and Steel Ministry together, you could see his passion for the country. He was very dedicated and committed. It must have been these qualities the people of Ondo State saw in him, and for which they elected him governor in 2003,” Goje stated. It stated that Gov. Olusegun Mimiko had ordered that condolence registers be opened at the Governor's Office, Lagos and Abuja liaison offices as well as the 18 Local Government Areas.

The statement added that Mimiko also called on indigenes and residents of the state to remember the Agagu family in their prayers.

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