By Demola Akinyemi & Ola Ajayi
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, his Kwara State counterpart, Alhaji Abdulfatah and the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, yesterday described the death of the former Inspector General of Police, Chief Sunday Adewusi, as a colossal loss to the nation.
They equally noted that his demise was as a great loss to the government and the people of the state.
This came as the family of the late Inspector General kept sealed lips on the death and plans for his burial.
Governor Ahmed described the death of the former Inspector General of Police, as a national loss of immense proportions in a statement by his Press Secretary, Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba.
According to the statement, Governor Ahmed said the late Chief Adewusi was a police officer who not only rose to the pinnacle of his career but contributed immensely to nation building.
He said the late police boss was an elder statesman whose vast experience in security matters was of great value to the state and Nigeria at large.
Governor Ahmed extended his commiserations to the family of the deceased, the Soun and the people of Ogbomoso as well as the government and people of Oyo State
On his part, Governor Ajimobi lamented the death of the foremost police officer who made history as the youngest IG ever in the country to take charge at the Kem Salem House, where he instilled discipline in the rank and file of the force.
A statement by the governor’s Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, recalled that the era of the late Adewusi as the nation’s number one cop was a defining moment that brought the best out of the officers and men of the police.
Similarly, Alhaji Sulu-Gambari in his condolence message described Late Sunday Adewusi as a diligent police officer who rose to become the youngest Commissioner police in the history of Nigeria at the age of 32 and later became the the Inspector General at age 45.
“Not only that, after he retired from the active service of the police, Late Adewusi volunteered himself to contribute to the food security process for the nation through his modern farming system which provided jobs for many citizens”, he added.