Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Sunday described the Senator who represented Ogun East Senatorial District between 2015 and 2019, late Buruji Kashamu as a lover of humanity.
The Governor, who stated this on a condolence visit to the bereaved family in Ijebu Igbo, said the late Senator was a man who impacted positively on many lives as a father, leader and philanthropist.
Abiodun noted that despite their different political affiliations and ideologies, he shared an intimate friendship with the late Kashamu, even though the late Senator was one of his opponents in Ogun State’s 2019 gubernatorial election.
The Governor who led other members of the executive council to the country home of the late politician in Oke – Agbo, Ijebu – Igbo area of the State also said, “late Senator Buruji Kashamu represented the people of Ogun East at the 8th National Assembly and was a very courageous man who lived for his people”.
Abiodun in his words revealed that late Sen. Kashamu was an exceptional politician adding that it is most unfortunate that the cold hands of death has snatched him away at a time “his constituents, the State and the nation at large needs him”.
He commiserated with the wife of the deceased, Susan Buruji-Kashamu, their daughter, Sherifat, the entire Kashamu family, as well as the people of Ijebu Igbo and Ogun State in general over the tragic loss of “the icon”.
He said “At this trying times, we can only pray that God will grant the wife, children and other family members, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, comfort every heavy hearts and put an end to this pandemic”.
He thus prayed for the repose of his soul in “Almighty Allah’s Aljanah Firdaus”.
In their response, the wife of the deceased and his son, Susan and Rasheed Kashamu appreciated the Governor for the love and the show of respect for the family especially at this mourning time praying that God will continue to lead the Governor right as he steers the affairs of the State.
On his part, Prince Segun Adesegun, a former deputy Governor of the State described the late politician as a good personality and a generous man who will not only be missed by his own people but the country at large.
Senator Buruji Kashamu died on Saturday, aged 62, at the First Cardiology Consultants Hospital, Lagos State after battling with COVID-19 and he has since been buried in Ijebu Igbo on Sunday according to Islamic rites.