President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, joined Nigerians in mourning the former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Christopher Alao-Akala, saying he had a vision of entrenching good governance and passion to lift the downtrodden in the society.
Buhari in a terse message by Femi Adesina, his media aide extended his heartfelt condolences to the Alao-Akala family and the government and people of Oyo State.
Affirming what the late Akala stood for, Buhari said as a former police officer and civilian governor with an extensive political career, he served the country and the people of Oyo State with dedication, making very important contributions to the development of institutions and communities.
According to Buhari, he trusts that family, friends and associates who mourn the late Governor, will honour his vision of entrenching good governance in the country and passion to lift the downtrodden in the society.
He also noted prayers from the President, asking God almighty to grant the departed eternal rest and comfort those who mourn.