Governor Fayemi of Ekiti stat, has paid condolence visits to both the families of late Yinka Odumakin and Chukwuma, after the sad news of their passing over the weekend.
Governor Fayemi who like every other Nigerian, had expressed deep sadness and shock over the passing of Yinka Odumakin and Chukwuma who both died at 55, and one day apart, was at the family house of the two late civil rights activist with his wife, and the first lady of Ekiti state, Mrs Bisi Fayemi on Tuesday 6th April 2021.
Governor Fayemi sharing photos of their visits to the families left behind, said:
“It is still hard coming to terms with the deaths of Yinka Odumakin and Innocent Chukwuma. They both left great legacies of selfless service. Bisi and I visited their families today to offer our condolences.
We were received at the home of the Chukwumas by Mrs. Josephine Effah-Chukwuma and at the Odumakin home by Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin. They remain in our thoughts and prayers as they go through this very difficult period.
Yinka and Inno will both be deeply missed. May their souls rest well,” he added.
Yinka Odumakin who was the spokesperson of the Yoruba-social-cultural group, Afenifere, according to his wife, Joe Okei-Odumakin, died on Friday, but his death was made public on Saturday. While his friend, Innocent Chukwuma who was head of Ford Foundation West Africa, died of blood cancer. He was reported to have died on Saturday in a Lagos Hospital.