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The Executive Chairman Ijebu North Local Government, Hon Odusanya ‘Bolaji Oluwaseun, has described the demise of Late Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye  “as a collosal loss” to the National, Ogun State, Ijebu North and in particular, Ijebu Igbo.

Hon. Odusanya made this statement in his good will and Condolence messages as his remains was laid at the Local Government Secretariat on Friday, 17th September, 2021 for Lying in State Ceremony.

“Ijebu Igbo and the seat of Ijebu North LG grieves over the death of one of their son, former distinguished Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, one time Director of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the National Mint, one time Presidential Candidate on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Late (Otunba) Senator Augustine Olabiyi Durojaiye” he said

Hon Odusanya further described, Late Senator Augustine Olabiyi Durojaiye, as a member of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 – 2003), Chairman of Committee on Judiciary Establishment, a highly courageous democrat and dedicated Statesman, who sacrificed his time, energy and resources towards the stability and development of our Local Government, State and Nation at large.

“Senator Durojaiye was a thorough technocrat whose commitment and sense of duty as a leader in the party stood him out in service, particularly in championing landmark reforms to reposition the politics at the grassroot” he added.

“The contributions of Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye for the growth and development of the State, Local government and Community remained indelible and at the National level, where he played exceptional roles with other Patriots in laying a solid foundation for other politicians to learn from, as well as the entrenchment of democracy in our Nation” he said.

“I am not here to mourn because I have confidence, he’s gone to rest in the right hand of our Lord Jesus Christ, due to the fact that HE WAS A PATRIOT, Compassionate Politician and Exemplary Democrat and BABA, lived a life worth of Emulation” he stated.

He added that God should grant us the fortitude to bear his painful exit

The Ceremony which commenced with Prayers at the 8th Legislative Arms of the Council Area, where few minutes house Process was performed in honouring him as their last respect.

Leader of the house, HON. Olanrewaju Abass after their roll call, described late Senator Augustine Durojaiye as a great religious leader, a compassionate politician and a patriotic citizen of Nigeria.

He stated in his Condolence message that, Late Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye will be greatly missed not only by members of his immediate family but also by friends, political and business associates for whom he has provided great leadership and mentorship.

Senator Olugbenga Sefiu Kaka, described the deceased as a brilliant and a talented man. “He will definitely be missed by many of us who had tapped into his wisdom. Nigeria will miss him as a great Patriot” he said.

Mrs Mojisola Betrice Fasanya and others described Senator Durojaiye as a great loss to all in Ijebu North due to his love towards everyone and also shared their experiences with the deceased and how he will be greatly missed as a grassroot politician.

The Vote of thanks was said by the First daughter of the deceased, while the Closing prayer was said by Hon Ogunjirin


Source: Information Department,


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