LThe Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Mudashiru Obasa has described the late Oba Mufutau Olatunji Hamzat as a man who lived a life committed to the development of democracy and justice in the country.
“Indeed, his death came at a time the state and the country at large are still benefiting from his wealth of experience, wisdom and knowledge. But who are we to query Almighty Allah? He alone has decided that this is the best time for Papa to leave us,” he said.
The Lagos Assembly Speaker’s message was contained in a condolence message released on Sunday, May 12, 2019, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Musbau Rasak.
“He was one of the founding fathers of Nigerian democracy particularly the present democractic dispensation. He was in the forefront of the struggle for the enthronement of democracy during the military era. He lived a life totally dedicated to the development of democracy and democratic values in the country and he was committed to every cause of justice and the Rule of Law,” Rt. Hon Obasa, also Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, said.
Similarly, the Lagos State governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, condoled with Hamzat, over the sad incident.
Expressing his condolences on his official Twitter handle (@jidesanwoolu), he said: “I commiserate with the family of my friend @drobafemihamzat on the calling to glory of his father, Oba Mufutau Olatunji Hamzat, Olu of Afowowa. We are thankful for his life. He was an elder statesman who dedicated his life to the development of Lagos. We will miss his counsel.”
The deceased, Oba Mufutai Olatunji Hamzat died on Sunday, May 12, 2019.