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His death shocking and sad, says Aregbesola


Rauf Aregbesola, Governor State of Osun.

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has described the death of Mr. Wale Aboderin as shocking and very sad.

In a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr. Sola Fasure, Aregbesola said the late Aboderin exited at a time he was most needed in the media and the sporting sector, recalling that while alive, the deceased was a pillar of sports, particularly basketball, to which he devoted time and invaluable resources.

The governor stated that with the little time he spent in the media industry, Aboderin proved himself to be a shrewd businessman who left indelible footprints on the sands of time. 


“To say that the news of his death was sad and devastating is an understatement. It sounded like a dream, but the reality of the story jolted me back to the obvious- death, the necessary end of every creature.

“The deceased was a nice, quite unassuming and easygoing gentleman when alive. His enthusiasm was infectious. He was a man of deep conviction of his Christian faith, but tolerant of others and never imposing.

“The last time we were together, he was vivacious, humorous and full of life. He gave no indication of death or any health challenge that should give cause for concern.

“Being a scion of the illustrious Aboderin family of Ibadan, he certainly lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation. He contributed in no mean way to national development through the media, sports and youth development. He paid his due

“On behalf of my family, the government and good people of Osun, I commiserate with Wale’s immediate family, the entire Aboderin family and Punch newspaper on his departure,” the statement read.

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