Lagos mourns as former Speaker Abayomi Kinyomi dies at 82

Former Lagos Speaker Abayomi Kinyomi

A former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly Abayomi Kinyomi has died at the age of 82 following a brief illness.

Kinyomi, who died on Tuesday, was Speaker from January 1992 to November 1993 during the tenure of the late Sir Michael Otedola.

Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly Mudashiru Obasa on Wednesday mourned Kinyomi.

In a statement by his chief press secretary Eromosele Ebhomele, Obasa said Kinyomi would be solely missed for his contributions to the advancement of the state.

He urged the deceased’s immediate family, his friends and associates to take solace in the fact that he lived a life of service to humanity which remained one of the reasons for being alive.

“Rt. Hon. Kinyomi lived a good life both privately and in public office in which he served Lagos diligently and passionately. His service and love for Lagos state can never be forgotten.

“We will surely miss him, his wisdom and contributions to the growth and development of our dear state.

“On behalf of my colleagues at the Lagos state house of assembly, I pray that Allah, the Most Beneficial, grant him eternal rest and give those he left behind the divine strength to carry on,” Obasa said.