Late Olumilua was a Highly Cerebral, Patriotic Leader – Governor Fayemi
A Cleric, Pastor Ola Omosebi has advised leaders at all levels to leave enduring legacies and serve God and humanity with sincerity of purpose.
He gave the advice during a commendation service organised by Ekiti State government as part of weeklong activities lined up in honour of the Governor of the old Ondo State late Evangelist Bamidele Ishola Olumilua.
Pastor Omosebi who from the Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Ibukun, Ikere-Ekiti noted that since death is inevitable people should always live a live Worthy of emulation which would make them to remain indelible in the annals of history.
The cleric described the deceased as a courageous leader and challenged the people to emulate the evangelistic character of the elder statesman.
In a remark, Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi described late Bamidele Olumilua as patriotic and highly cerebral leader, who served wholeheartedly during his time in governance.
Some political and community leaders at the event recounted the deceased’s achievements during his tenure to include the establishment of Ondo State as an oil producing state and facilitated the establishment of the Oil Minerals Producing and Development Commission, OMPADEC, among others.
The eldest son of the late Governor, Mr Olumide Olumilua appreciated the state government for the honour accorded his departed father stressing that his father was a disciplined, transparent and God-fearing Christian.
The event was graced by the Ekiti State Governor’s wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, Speaker Ekiti House of Assembly, Mr Funminiyi Afuye, members of the state executive council, party leaders, and children of the deceased.
Aged eighty, Late Evangelist Bamidele Ishola Olumilua who democratically governed old Ondo State between 1992 and 1993 and was former Chancellor, Ekiti State University is survived by three wives, children and great grandchildren.