Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has expressed sadness on the death of Dr. Iyetade Soyinka, daughter of Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka.
Fayemi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, said Iyetade’s death is a bitter pill to swallow not only for the Soyinka family but other Nigerians who are sharing the pain of the loss of an important member of the family.
He said the deceased will be missed for her sterling contribution to the medical profession which she served diligently till she breathed her last.
Describing Iyetade’s death as painful and devastating, Fayemi urged Prof. Soyinka and other family members to take solace in the fact that the deceased lived a life of service to her community and country.
He prayed God to grant the family the courage to bear the unfortunate and regrettable loss brought about by Iyetade’s demise.
The Governor also prayed God to heal the wound inflicted on the hearts of family members, friends, associates and colleagues of the deceased.
He said, “On behalf of the government and people of Ekiti State, I commiserate with the family of our revered Prof. Wole Soyinka on the death of this precious jewel who was snatched by the cold hands of death.
“Although her death is painful, but we take solace in the good work she did during the short but eventful period she spent on the land of the living.
“I pray God to console the bereaved and heal the wound inflicted on their hearts by the death of our vivacious sister, Iyetade, who was taken away in her prime.”
Last modified: December 31, 2013