ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has described the death of the former Head of Service in the State, Engineer Isiaq Olanrewaju Bisiriyu, as shocking, painful and a great loss to the State.
Abiodun, in a statement e-signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l magazine and online – www.startrendinternational.com by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, in Abeokuta, expressed his deep condolences to the family of the former Head of State, his community and the civil service of Ogun state.
The Governor, who noted that the former Number One civil servant in the State was a thorough-bred public servant and astute administrator, declared that Ogun has lost one of its finest in the public sector.
He said though Engineer Bisiriyu had retired from the service, his contributions to the state matters, particularly in the area of public service would be sorely missed.
According to the statement, the deceased was the first Head of Service to work with Gov. Abiodun when he assumed office in 2019.
Abiodun observed that as a governor, working with the late HoS was not only eventful, but beneficial and cordial.
Abiodun added that his administration inherited the late Bisiriyu as the Head of Service, from the immediate past administration, but he (Bisiriyu) stood out as a worthy administrator.
“His acumen, good character, humane disposition and unassuming personality, endeared him to our team”, the statement said of the deceased who was also former Clerk of the House of Assembly.
Gov. Abiodun reiterated that he would personally miss his wise counsel, just as he noted that a huge vacuum has been created by the demise of Engineer Bisiriyu.
While praying that Allah should grant the soul of the departed Aljanah Fridaus, the governor equally asked God to grant his family and state civil servants the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.