Lagos Speaker Mourns Demola Seriki

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, has expressed sadness over the death of Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain, Mr Demola Seriki.

The Lagos socialite and politician died on Thursday morning in Madrid, the Spanish capital. It was said that he breathed his last peacefully, surrounded by his family.

Mr Obasa, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Eromosele Ebhomele, described the demise of Mr Seriki as painful, saying Nigeria has lost a patriot.

The lawmaker said the sudden death of the former Minister of Defence was shocking beyond description, saying that the incident had depleted the ranks of great and passionate Nigerians who mean well for the country.

The Speaker said it was painful that Lagos and Nigeria lost a great man whose contributions to national growth cannot be quantified.

“The death of Demola Seriki, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain, is shocking beyond description.

“It is difficult to describe the pain and heartbreak that the death of Seriki has brought to us. Personally, I am devastated. I lost a brother who loved his country and showed that passion for seeing it succeed.

“As an ambassador, he worked assiduously to improve the image of Nigeria, helping our country earn international respect.

“He was a deep thinker and team player who, until his demise, worked for the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“We at the Lagos State House of Assembly mourn with the bereaved family of our dear Ambassador, his friends and associates.

“While we pray that Almighty Allah grants him Al-Jannah Firdaus, we also pray that He grant us all the fortitude to bear this loss, Amin,” the statement to mourn the 63-year-old envoy said.

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