President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has received with shock and sadness the news on Monday of the death of Senator Adebayo Osinowo.
He joins the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and party leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that also mourned over the death of the Senator.
Lawan condoled with Senator Osinowo’s family, friends, political associates and also the government and people of Lagos State over the loss.
Senator Osinowo who until his death represented Lagos East Senatorial first made his mark at the Lagos Civil Service and also at the Lagos State House Assembly where he served four terms before his election to the Senate.
Lawan said Osinowo served his country creditably as a Distinguished Senator at the Ninth Senate which marked its first anniversary only last week. Osinowo was the Chairman of the Committee on industries.
The Senate President said the pains of Senator Osinowo’s untimely departure will be felt by his Distinguished colleagues and the National Assembly in general.
Lawan prayed for sweet repose of his gentle soul and for God to grant those he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.
APC mourned the passage of the senator who, it said, contributed immensely to the development of Lagos State as a lawmaker in the House of Assembly and Nigeria as a Senator.
Tinubu said the sudden, unexpected passing of Senator Osinowo has deeply hurt him and Lagosians.
“He was more than a close friend and political associate. Over the years he became like a family member and brother in so many ways. Bayo and I have come a long way, dating back to our days in the pro-democracy struggles,” Tinubu added.