“For a young man with such a promising career to be so plucked by death leaves a sour taste in the mouth. But who are we to question God?
“Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences. I also extend, through you, my condolences to the family left behind by the deceased, to his colleagues in the state assembly and to the government and people of Oyo State.
“His death was a loss not only to you, the government and people of Sokoto State and Kaduna, his home-state, but a loss to all of us.
“I knew the deceased since his time at THISDAY as Political Editor, through when you were Speaker of the House of Representatives and he your Special Adviser.
“He was deeply committed to his work and to the journalism profession. His death is a loss also to that profession.
“I wish I could say something that might erase the sadness and loss but words fail us at such times. All I can say is that you take heart. I pray that Almighty Allah grant his wives and children the strength to carry through this moment.