Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday mourned the National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Mr Yinka Odumakin.
He said that Odumakin was a champion of a true Nigeria that would work for every citizen.
”It is with deep sense of sorrow but with a heart full of gratitude to God for a good life spent by the late Yinka Odumakin that I write to commiserate with the family, friends and associates of the late Yinka Odumakin.
”Odumakin was undoubtedly a great nationalist, passionate leader and champion of a true Nigeria that will work for every citizen.
”Odumakin as civil rights activist, was selfless.
“He spent the greater part of his life in the service of humanity, particularly the emancipation of the Yoruba people, the development of the South-West region in particular and the nation in general,” he said.
The governor said that Odumakin stood firmly behind the attainment of constitutional democracy and fiscal federalism as the basis for sustainable development and lifting the masses out of poverty.
He said that as the spokesman for the Afenifere, Odumakin made his mark and became a reference point as major voice for the development of the Yoruba race.
”On behalf of my family and the good people of Lagos State, I express my heartfelt condolences to his immediate family, particularly his wife, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, the Afenifere and the entire Yoruba race.