By Musa Adamu
As a federal legislator, Senator Adebayo Osinowo was a passionate populist who represented Lagos East Senatorial District and his state with unflinching commitment, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
In his tribute following the death of Senator Osinowo in Lagos on Monday, Senator Omo-Agege also recalled the late lawmaker’s patriotic disposition.
The Deputy President of the Senate noted that the people-focussed agenda of the All Progressives Congress and national interest were key ideals held dear by late Senator Osinowo.
“It is a rude shock to receive the sad news of Senator Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo’s transition to the eternal realms; he was one of my colleagues whose passionate commitment to the grassroots I find uplifting and truly commendable.
“He was Chairman, Senate Committee on Commerce, Industries and Investment, working with us towards actualising our party’s progressive manifesto.
“After earning his two degrees in Building Technology from two Italian universities, he returned home and started his political career at the grassroots as Youth Leader under the tutelage of the current National Leader of our party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the now-defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP).
“Obviously, his robust connection and passion for the grassroots lasted a lifetime and I deeply commiserate with the people of Lagos East Senatorial district as well as the Lagos State government over this irreparable loss.
“I pray that the grace of God Almighty will sustain and comfort all members of Senator Osinowo’s family in this hour of grief, and I also offer my heartfelt condolences to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Sanwo-Olu and the entire people of Lagos State,” he stated.