Ambode, Adebule, others pay condolence visit to Fasinro’s family

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and his deputy, Idiat Adebule, were among dignitaries who on Monday paid condolence visit to the family of late elder statesman, Pa Hassan Fasinro.

Fasinro, a Senator in the Second Republic and the first Clerk of Lagos City Council, died on Sunday after a brief illness at age 99.

Speaking to newsmen at the deceased’s residence in Adeola Odeku area of Victoria Island, Mr Ambode described Pa Fasinro as a great nationalist who contributed significantly to the success story of Lagos.

“If you are actually looking at the real foundation makers of this state, the person you really have to refer to is Pa Fasinro. I was here last September to celebrate his 99th birthday and I had promised him I would be here for the centenary but again you know the will of God must be obeyed.

“But what we are doing here today is to celebrate him; we are not mourning him because God gave Lagos State Pa Fasinro and whatever it is that we are today as a state, he was one of the founding fathers that made that happen and we must also celebrate the kind of achievements he made throughout his lifetime,” Ambode said.

Mrs Adebule said it was unfortunate that Fasinro died at this critical time in the country’s history.

“This is somebody who had done all he could do for the progress of Lagos. He was an elder statesman and it was quite unfortunate that we lost him at this time but we pray that Almighty Allah will grant him Aljana firdaus and of course comfort members of his family,” Adebule said.

Also present at the meeting were the state’s former deputy governors, Femi Pedro and Lateefat Okunnu; former federal commissioner for works and housing, Femi Okunnu; former Nigeria’s High Commissioner to UK, Christopher Kolade; chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Lanre Razaq, among others.