Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday described the death of the acting Clerk to the Senate, Mr. Adedotun Durojaiye, as a colossal loss.
He described the deceased as a civil servant of repute.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, lamented that the late Durojaiye passed on at a time when his experience was needed to move the Eight Senate to the next level.
He noted that the Lagos-born civil servant served selflessly and was dutiful in his contributions to the course of national development.
Saraki said, “We in the National Assembly and in particular, the Senate, received the news of the demise of Durojaiye with great shock.
“He was a vibrant and exceptional public officer. ýHe was there at the inception of this Eight Senate. He conducted the elections of presiding officers. We will surely miss his vast experience, his vibrancy and commitment to legislative duties.”
The Senate President, however, urged the family of the deceased to take solace in the fact that the late Durojaiye lived a life worthy of emulation.
He said, “My candid advice to the bereaved family is to strengthen their faith in God. We should also know that death is an inevitable end for all humans. I pray God to give you the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.”
Durojaiye had died on Sunday night of an undisclosed ailment at an Abuja hospital.
Sources said the Lagos-born civil servant had been ill for some weeks before he died.
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