Oyo APC representative Akinremi passes away at 51

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Musiliudeen Akinremi

Musiliudeen Akinremi, a two-term member of the House of Representatives representing Ibadan North Federal Constituency in Oyo State, has passed away at the age of 51. Known affectionately as Jagaban, the lawmaker’s death on Wednesday has left many in mourning, though the specifics of his passing remain unclear at this time.

Akin Adewale, a close political associate, confirmed the news on X, writing, “We lost Hon. Musiliu Olaide Akinremi representing Ibadan North Federal Constituency in the NASS. This is really sad. Ah, God.”

House of Representatives spokesman Akin Rotimi also confirmed Akinremi’s death, quoting Speaker Tajudeen Abbas, who expressed deep sorrow over the loss. Akinremi served as Chairman of the House Committee on Science Research Institutions and was recognized for his unwavering commitment to his constituency and the nation.

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“Until his demise, the Oyo legislator was a dedicated public servant known for his unwavering commitment to the development of his constituency and the country at large. His passion for service, coupled with his deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of his people, earned him the endearing title of ‘Jagaban,'” the statement read.

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Throughout his tenure, Akinremi was a staunch advocate for social welfare, economic growth, and scientific research. His contributions to legislative debates and committee activities were a testament to his dedication and hard work. He was not only a grassroots politician but also an astute statesman who used his influence and relationships to benefit his constituents. Akinremi was known for his efforts to foster camaraderie within the House by reaching out and sending goodwill messages to colleagues on special occasions.

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As a ranking member, Akinremi possessed a keen institutional memory and served as a mentor to many first-time parliamentarians, offering guidance drawn from his extensive legislative experience.

Speaker Abbas described Akinremi’s death as a significant loss to the House. “Rep. Akinremi Olaide Adewale was a beacon of dedication and service. His contributions to our legislative work, especially in the area of science and research, were invaluable. His passing is a great loss to the House, his constituency, and the nation. We will miss his leadership, wisdom, and the unique passion he brought to his work,” Abbas said.

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Akinremi’s passing marks the end of a notable career dedicated to public service and the betterment of his community and country.

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