Nathaniel Gbaoron, Lafia
Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly Rt.Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi has condoled with the Government and people of Ekiti State over the demise of the Speaker of the State Assembly Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye.
The Nasarawa Speaker while reacting to the sudden death of the Ekiti State number three Citizen described it as shocking, painful and colossal.
“What bad news, He just reminded us about his daughter’s wedding yesterday. I am at a loss and dumbfounded. May God forgive his shortcomings and give the family the fortitude to bear this huge loss, very sad.”
Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi who described the late lawmaker as a man of honour, peace and integrity said he died at a time his service is needed most especially now that the State has a new Governor that he was supposed to be one of his guides to consolidate on the State developmental strides.
He noted that God gives life and take at his appointed time and urged the government and people of the State, friends and associates to see his demise as an act of God and continue to pray for the repose of his soul.
The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly Rt.Hon. Funminiyi Afuye died Wednesday as a result of a brief illness after suffering from Cardiac related issues at that State Teaching Hospital EKSUTH Ado Ekiti at the age of 66.
The Government of Ekiti State has declared 7days Mourning with a flag thrown at half mast. The late Speaker was elected and inaugurated as the Speaker of the 6th Ekiti State House of Assembly on 6th June, 2019.
He was a Former Commissioner for Information and Two-Time Member of the State Assembly.