Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State,Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu said the late Adesina was a true nationalist who lived a purposeful life of dedication to the cause of Nigeria’s unity and development as well as commitment to the upliftment of the citizenry.
In a statement signed by Governor Aliyu’s Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo, the forum described the late Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) chieftain as a loyal party man and a diligent, principled person, who stood on the side of the people at all times.
“From his days as a Newspaper columnist through his election into the House of Representatives, to his elevation to the position of the Governor of Oyo State, and his life in retirement, Adeshina remained with the people,” the statement said.
The forum said the best tribute that Nigerians can pay to the late Oyo helmsman is to re-dedicate themselves to the ethos of nationalism, nation building, democracy and love for one another.
It called on the Oyo State government to honour the memory of the former Governor Lam Adesina to serve as an inspiration to the younger generation of Nigerians.
The forum prayed God to grant repose to the soul of the departed and grant the ACN and the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.