Reps Adjourn Sitting In Honour of Late  Colleague


By Paul Effiong, Abuja

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas has expressed shock over the demise of a member of the House, Olaide Akinremi.

This was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Musa Krishi.

According to the statement, late Akinremi, who represented Oyo North Federal Constituency, died yesterday morning. 

Until his death, he was chairman of the House Committee on Science Research Institutions.

In a condolence message sent to journalists in Abuja, the speaker said he was shocked to receive the news of the death of Akinremi, whom he described as a patriotic and dedicated Nigerian who represented his people with zeal.

Announcing the demise of the lawmaker at a brief plenary yesterday, the speaker said “it is with a heavy heart and sorrow that we announce the passing of the esteemed Prince Olaide Adewale Akinremi, affectionately known as Jagaban. A dedicated member of this House, he represented Ibadan North Federal Constituency with unwavering commitment and distinction.

“Prince Akinremi’s devotion to public service was exemplary. As chairman of the House Committee on Science Research Institutions, he made significant contributions to his constituency and the nation. His leadership in distributing palliatives and his support for local artisans, traders and social groups during challenging times highlighted his deep commitment to the welfare of his constituents.

“Beyond his political career, Prince Akinremi was a successful businessman and philanthropist. His efforts to empower women, youths and the less privileged have left an indelible impact on his community. His dedication to fostering unity and development within Ibadan North earned him admiration and respect across political lines.

“He is survived by his beloved wife, Mrs Adama Akinremi, and their five children. His legacy of service, compassion and leadership will continue to inspire us all. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”

The House observed a minute silence in honour of the late legislator. 

In line with the tradition of the green chamber, the lawmakers adjourned plenary to today.


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