Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has mourned the death of former Military Administrator of the state, Mohammed Bawa.
Bawa reportedly died on Friday, May 26, at a hospital in Jos, Plateau State after a surgery.
Fayose made his comments via a statement issued in response to Bawa’s passing.
The statement reads:
“The late Colonel Inuwa Bawa braved the odds as the pioneer governor of our dear state to lay a very solid foundation on which others have been building. It is an understatement to say he worked assiduously for the progress of our state, he did work tirelessly for our state and its take off.”
“Despite the hitches associated with someone pioneering the takeoff of a state, he was able to harness the human resources of the state to give the people the encouragement and motivation needed for the sustenance of the state.
“Bawa’s astute leadership qualities did not allow the efforts of our fathers who fought for the creation of the state to be in vain. Every Ekiti son and daughter will remember Bawa for his efforts and giant strides given the limited material resources available to him and his team.
“We pray God to give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and we, the people and government of Ekiti State identify with them in this period that they have lost a fine gentleman and military officer.”
Bawa was 63 years old at the time of his death.