The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran has mourned the death of his former boss, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala.
Alao-Akala, who died in Ogbomosho was 71 years old, and was a former Governor of Oyo State between 2007 and 2011.
The OYOSUBEB helmsman recalls with nostalgia how his relationship with former Governor Alao-Akala started, during their heydays as Chairmen of Local Governments in the state.
“Chief Alao-Akala was a good brother, friend and leader to me. We both started as local Government chairmen. He served as Chairman, Ogbomosho North, while I served as the Chairman, Ibadan South-West”.
Dr. Adeniran noted that thereafter, Chief Alao-Akala, who served as a Governor in the State, was a good leader to him, when he served under his PDP led government.
Dr. Adeniran, said he served as a Board member at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital; Commissioner for Industry and later a Commissioner for Education under former Governor Alao-Akala.
The OYOSUBEB Boss added that the late Adebayo Alao-Akala was an uncommon patriot who contributed immensely to the development of politics in Oyo State.
“He was a leader and an uncommon patriot who understood the political terrain in Oyo State. His knowledge of Oyo politics was profound and remarkable”.
Adeniran said, “Former Governor Alao-Akala’s death is indeed a personal loss to me”.