Governor Abiodun mourns Ekundayo Opaleye

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has described the death of the former military governor of old Ondo State (Ondo and Ekiti), Major General Ekundayo Babakayode Opaleye (rtd), as a great loss to the state and Nigeria.

Governor Abiodun said late Opaleye’s patriotism as a military officer and dedication to duty as an administrator will always be remembered.

He commiserates with the bereaved family as they navigate through this painful period, praying that they find strength and solace in the memories shared with the late Major General Opaleye.

Maj. Gen. Opaleye died today in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

He was military governor from August 1986 to 1987, during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.

He took over from late Admiral Mike Akhigbe before handing over to Commodore Bode George.

Opaleye, until his death, was the Balogun of Erunmu, Owu, Abeokuta.

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