Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola signing the condolence register …yesterday
August 19, 2011 – Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) yesterday paid a condolence visit to the Apapa home of former Chief of General Staff (CGS), the late Admiral Augustus Aikhomu. He said Nigeria would miss his patriotism.
Fashola, who was received by the widow, Rebecca and one of the siblings Mr. Ohimeh Aikhomu, as well as other close family members, told reporters that it is impossible to discuss modern Nigeria without a mention of the late Admiral Aikhomu.
His words:”For me, he had become like a personal friend. I will miss him personally in my official capacity. He has become my friend and counsellor. He called me from time to time to inspire and to encourage me on what he thought this government was doing progressively and to recommend ways where we could be stronger.”
The governor, who also said he will miss the late Aikhomu as one of those that will always cheer him and inspire his team, added that he has been on the political landscape for close to three decades but, suddenly he is gone.
“This brings us to the reality that we will all return to whom we came from. This is the final call in the contract of our mortality. We will miss him. We condole with the family, mummy and the children and urge them to remain strong and prayerful,” Fashola said.
Signing the condolence register, he prayed that God will make light whatever burden the family has to bear and make the Aikhomu house a home of happiness and joy.The Nation Newspaper