House of Reps adjourn sitting as Oyo lawmaker, ‘Jagaban’ dies

Leah TwakiJuly 10, 20242 min

The House of Representatives has adjourned Wednesday’s sitting to mourn the sudden demise of a colleague, Rep. Prince Olaide Adewale Akinremi popularly known as Jagaban

House of Reps adjourn sitting as Oyo lawmaker ‘Jagaban’ dies

The House of Representatives was thrown into mourning on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, after the sudden death of Oyo State lawmaker, Rep. Prince Olaide Adewale Akinremi, widely known as ‘Jagaban.’ The House accordingly adjourned plenary session to Thursday, July 11, 2024.

The lawmaker, who represented Ibadan North Federal Constituency under the All Progressives Congress (APC), passed away aged 51 after a brief illness.

Akinremi, a ranking member of the 10th Assembly and Chairman of the House Committee on Science Research Institutions, was described as a committed public servant and a mentor to many first term lawmakers in the 10th House.

The spokesperson of the House Rep. Akin Rotimi Jr (APC Ekiti), in a statement describing the Late Jagaban said: “Throughout his tenure, he was a staunch advocate for policies and initiatives that promoted social welfare, economic growth, and scientific research. His contributions to legislative debates and his active participation in committee activities were a testament to his dedication and hard work.

Rep. Akinremi was as much a grassroots politician as he was an astute statesman who leveraged his goodwill and network of relationships to attract positive impact to the people of his constituency. He built friendships by being intentional about reaching out and sending goodwill messages to all colleagues at special occasions, fostering camaraderie and unity within the House.

As a ranking member, Rep. Akinremi had keen institutional memory and was a mentor to many first-time parliamentarians, guiding them with wisdom gained from his extensive experience in legislative affairs,” Rotimi added.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep.Tajudeen Abbas (APC Kaduna), expressing his profound sadness over the loss said “Rep. Akinremi Olaide Adewale was a beacon of dedication and service. His contributions to our legislative work, especially in the area of science and research, were invaluable. His passing is a great loss to the House, his constituency, and the nation. We will miss his leadership, wisdom, and the unique passion he brought to his work.”

Leah Twaki

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