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As we mourn the passage of our own leader, father and an illustrious son of Lagos State, Sir Michael Otedola, let us take solace in fact that Baba lived a glorious life and served the people of Lagos State meritoriously. Pa Otedola wass a former Governor of our great State, did his very best for the people of Lagos and the nation at large. His achievements and accomplishments in life will remain intact with us.

I urge the government of Lagos and the people of Federal Republic of Nigeria to accord Pa Otedola a befitting burial and immortalize his legacies with the naming of unique structures after him in Lagos and Abuja. Such that will make people to learn from his legacies as an exceptional politician. Save for his ill health and demise, Baba could have offered valuable contributions to the ongoing National Conference to give the nation a clear direction.

Pa Otedole was an accomplished technocrat, an industrialist, a seasoned writer and a philanthropist of repute. He played politics with fairness and exhibited outstanding decorum in the handling of the State matters as a governor. He demonstrated a rare integrity and honour in politics; special traits that Politicians, especially young aspiring ones can learn from. As a respected leader, Pa Otedola chose to remain a statesman after quitting politics offering leadership and wisdom.

I sympathise with my own brother, Femi Otedola, a well-respected Nigerian and business mogul, the entire families of the Otedolas and the great Epe people who will miss him most. I urge Femi to take solace in the fact that baba did his best for humanity. We shall all miss him.

As we collectively strive for a better Lagos of our dreams, it is my commitment to be guided the good deeds of Pa Otedola and his politics of principle and decency.

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Written By Dr. Ade Dosunmu

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