Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has expressed deep sadness on the death of his Special Adviser on Infrastructure, Engineer Simiyu James Adepoju, describing it as a huge loss to the state.
According to a press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the governor noted that Adepoju brought his wealth of experience and served the state within the short while he was an adviser, adding that the contributions of the late engineer to the ongoing infrastructure development drive in the state were remarkable.
Makinde said: “It is on a sad note that I announce the passing away of our brother and my Special Adviser on Infrastructure, Engineer Simiyu James Adepoju, who died after a long battle with cancer.
“Engr. Adepoju, during his short stint in the service of Oyo State, contributed immensely to the ongoing massive infrastructure development in the state.”
“I condole with his families and friends and pray that God will grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”
Makinde noted that the ongoing efforts aimed at bridging the infrastructure deficit in the state and other numerous new initiatives such as the Alternative Project Funding Approach and the Contractor Financing Approach, among others, were proofs that Adepoju was an outstanding team member whose efforts at driving the infrastructure renewal agenda of the current administration in Oyo state is commendable.
“As part of a team of experts running the Oyo State roadmap on infrastructure development, Engr. Adepoju’s contributions are remarkable, as the state is not only reducing the infrastructure deficit drastically, it is doing so with sound innovations and initiatives.”
“The Alternative Project Funding Approach, the Contractor Financing Approach and many other initiatives that are helping the state to address the infrastructure challenges are proof of the expert contributions being made by the present administration.”
While condoling with the families of the late Special adviser on infrastructure, Makinde prayed that God should continually uphold everyone Engr. Adepoju left behind.