Sanwo-Olu Extols Virtues Of Late Osinowo
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has extolled the late Senator Adebayo Osinowo for the values he stood for while serving the people of the state.
Speaking during a special plenary session to honour the lawmaker, Sanwo-Olu said Osinowo died a fulfilled politician and a family man.
Recalling that he knew the Senator since 2003, the governor said the personality of the lawmaker meant different things to different people.
Sanwo-Olu noted that the late lawmaker was endowed with uncommon wit and humour which he brought to any discussion no matter how serious the subject matter was.
“I know the level of comradeship we shared. This special plenary is really not to mourn him, because he was a distinguished Nigerian who distinguished himself in service.
“He led a fulfilled life on the home front and had an outstanding engagement on the political trajectory of this country,” Sanwo-Olu was quoted as saying in a statement issued by his spokesman, Gboyega Akosile.
The governor praised Osinowo, recognising how “he was able to galvanise and energise colleagues at legislative sittings.”
Sanwo-Olu explained that following the lawmaker’s contributions to good governance and development of Lagos, the State Executive Council held a special session to celebrate him.
“At the State’s cabinet meeting yesterday (Monday), we appreciated his contributions and held a special session in his honour.
“The level of political dexterity of the late Senator Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo and his unique personality is not in the contest, given the testimonies and tributes since his death,” he said.
Osinowo, popularly known as Pepperito, represented Lagos East Senatorial District before his death on June 15.
The late lawmaker was a member of the State House of Assembly for 16 years, serving four consecutive terms before he was elected into the Senate in 2019.