Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has extolled the late Senator
Adebayo Osinowo for the values he stood for while serving the people of
Speaking during a special plenary session to honour the lawmaker,
Sanwo-Olu said Osinowo died a fulfilled politician and a family man.
Recalling that he knew the Senator since 2003, the governor said the
personality of the lawmaker meant different things to different people.
Sanwo-Olu noted that the late lawmaker was endowed with uncommon wit and
humour which he brought to any discussion no matter how serious the
subject matter was.
“I know the level of comradeship we shared. This special plenary is
really not to mourn him, because he was a distinguished Nigerian who
distinguished himself in service.
“He led a fulfilled life on the home front and had an outstanding
engagement on the political trajectory of this country,” Sanwo-Olu was
quoted as saying in a statement issued by his spokesman, Gboyega
The governor praised Osinowo, recognising how “he was able to galvanise and energise colleagues at legislative sittings.”
Sanwo-Olu explained that following the lawmaker’s contributions to good
governance and development of Lagos, the State Executive Council held a
special session to celebrate him.
“At the State’s cabinet meeting yesterday (Monday), we appreciated his contributions and held a special session in his honour.
“The level of political dexterity of the late Senator Sikiru Adebayo
Osinowo and his unique personality is not in the contest, given the
testimonies and tributes since his death,” he said.
Osinowo, popularly known as Pepperito, represented Lagos East Senatorial District before his death on June 15.
The late lawmaker was a member of the State House of Assembly for 16
years, serving four consecutive terms before he was elected into the
Senate in 2019.