Saturday 23rd September, 2017
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Aregbesola visits family of slain Perm Sec

Aregbesola visits family of slain Perm Sec

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Areg­besola on Saturday described the sudden death of Mrs Olufunke Oluwakemi Kolawole, Permanent Secre­tary, Bureau of General Ser­vices, Office of the Governor, as a colossal loss in the state civil service.

In a statement by the Bu­reau of Communication and Strategy signed by its Direc­tor, Semiu Okanlawon and made available to Journalists yesterday, the Governor was quoted as speaking when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the slain Mrs Kola­wole who met her untimely death in the hands of kidnap­pers while on a journey to Abuja last Thursday.

Aregbesola was quoted as saying the untimely demise of Mrs Kolawole was not only shocking but has left a huge vacuum within the civil ser­vice in the state.

Governor Aregbesola who described the Permanent Sec­retary as a great woman of vir­tue, loyal and dedicated, said Mrs Kolawole while alive, used her position to impact greatly on humanity.

According to him, death is a misery and something that no one wants. “It is a phenom­enon that everyone hates, but because God has destined man to die, we all reconcile with death.

“It behoves on every mor­tal to always be conscious of end-day and know that it is God that gives and takes at any time.

“Mrs Kolawole’s death is not only a rude shock to us as a government but also a great misfortune at a time her qual­ity services are needed most.

“Her sudden death is shock­ing, unfortunate and calami­tous to state and civil service in particular as she (deceased) was known to be a commit­ted, dedicated and loyal civil servant who had never been found wanting of her profes­sional role to the people.