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Tosin Ogunbodede’s Death Was An Unexpected Blow – Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has come out to say that his late Chief of Protocol (CoP), Tosin Ogunbodede was a trusted, loyal and reliable man.

Mr Olabode Richards, Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, recently revealed this in a press statement.

According to Akeredolu, Ogunbodede’s death is a massive loss and an unexpected blow to him and Ondo State.

He added that the deceased was a thorough and detailed person, and he will never be forgotten.

His brief words, “God will grant the widow and the family the strength to bear the unfortunate loss.”

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Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, or Rotimi Akeredolu, (born 21 July 1956) is a Nigerian politician and lawyer who is also the Governor of Ondo State, Nigeria and also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who became president of the Nigerian Bar Association in 2008.

Akeredolu was also a Managing Partner at the Law Firm of Olujinmi & Akeredolu, a Law Firm he co-founded with Chief Akin Olujinmi, a former Attorney General and Minister for Justice in Nigeria.

Akeredolu was born on 21 July 1956 in Owo to Reverend J. Ola Akeredolu of the Akeredolu family and Lady Evangelist Grace B. Akeredolu of Aderoyiju family of Igbotu, Ese Odo, in Ondo State. Akeredolu started his primary education at Government School, Owo. He proceeded to Aquinas College, Akure, Loyola College, Ibadan and Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro, for his secondary school education and Higher School Certificate, respectively.

His middle name “Odunayo” means “Year of happiness” in Yoruba He went on to the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) to study Law, graduating in 1977. He was called to the Nigerian Bar 1978.

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