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Obasanjo visits Arisekola's family

By The Citizen
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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday, visited the Oluwo kekere home of the late Are Musulumi of Yoruba land Alhaji AbdulAzeez Arisekola-Alao, to commiserate with the family.

Obasanjo, in the company with a commissioner of National Population Commission (NPC) Alhaji Lateef Gbadamosi among others arrived Arisekola-Alao's house around 10:28am and were received by Alhaji Abu Arisekola-Alao.

The former President said the deceased's life was a lesson to behold. 'I believe that the most important thing was that his life was a lesson for all of us. We should remember that after we are dead, whatever we do will live after us.

'When the news about his death filtered in, I was around in Ibadan on that day but I could not believe it because I spoke with him four days before he travelled.

'He was a humble man, man of many parts, he was a community leader, he was a state leader, and a national leader. He appreciated what God had given him both in material terms and used it to benefit mankind. He was a philanthropist of note.

Shortly after, Obasanjo visited Arisekola's graveside to pay his last respect.

While thanking the former President, one of the deceased son, Isa Alao thanked the Obasanjo for his visit.