SA to the President on media and publicity shared on his facebook page that PMB called Niyi Adebayo, former governor of Ekiti State. To commiserate with him on the passing of his father Major General Adeyinka Adebayo, the governor of the defunct Western Region.
Below is the details of the conversation the President had with Niyi Adebayo as posted by Adesina:
“President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday described the late former governor of the defunct Western Region, Major-General Adeyinka Adebayo, as a true patriot.
“In a telephone call from London to the son of the late general and former governor of Ekiti State, Niyi Adebayo, the President lamented that Nigeria will surely miss the uncommon patriotism and nationalism which General Adebayo typified.
“The President also commiserated with the people of Ekiti State and the entire Yoruba race, noting that the late octogenarian while standing firmly for the unity of the country, also fought for the interest of his people as the President of the Yoruba Council of Elders.
“President Buhari prayed that Almighty God will console the Adebayo family and grant the soul of the departed elder statesman eternal rest.
“Mr Niyi Adebayo, while thanking President Buhari for the call and commiserations, also wished the President good health.”