Ajimobi Declares 3-day Mourning, over Speaker’s Death


The Oyo State Government has announced the passing away of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Adesina Olusegun Adeyemo. He died early Friday morning after a sudden illness. He was aged 47.

 A three-day mourning period, starting from Monday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 2, 2018, has been declared by the State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who also directed that flags be flown at half-mast during the period.

The governor, who was on official assignment outside the state had to rush down to Ibadan when the news was broken to him, and headed straight to the Anatomy Department of the University of Ibadan where the late Speaker’s remains were kept.

Ajimobi had a lengthy discussion with the pathologists to ascertain the likely cause of the death and whether it could have been prevented, after which he spoke with the family members  and sympathisers.   

 Born into the Adeyemo family of Alaarun Compound in Lanlate, Ibarapa East Local Government Area of the State, he was the first child of the family.

He attended the IMG (Ibadan Municipal Government), Oke Ado, Ibadan for his primary education and was at Celestial Church High School, also in Oke Ado, for his secondary education.

A brilliant man, Rt. Hon. Adeyemo bagged two University degrees, first at the University of Port Harcourt in Educational Management, graduating in Second Class Upper and at the  University of Ibadan, where he studied Law and graduated in 2004. He practised at the Olujinmi & Akeredolu Law Firm.