The household of Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola (GCON), the previous Premier of defunct Western Area of Nigeria, has recommended President Muhammadu Buhari, for naming the Omi Adio (Ibadan) Railway Station after their late dad.
In a letter collectively signed by Chief (Ambassador) Abayomi Akintola and Dr (Chief) Abimbola Akintola, the household stated it appreciated the honour completed to their father, “even after over 50 years of his loss of life. That is, certainly, a fantastic honour to our household.”
The household equally acknowledged what it known as the “many good works” President Buhari is doing for the nation.
The letter reads partially:
“We write to acknowledge and respect the honour completed to our late father, Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola (GCON), the previous Premier of Western Nigeria and the 13th Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland by Your Excellency.
“Undoubtedly, the person you might be honouring was a famend orator, trainer, journalist, authorized luminary, politician of top quality order, devoted Christian, Nationalist par excellence, and a household man of no imply standing, who contributed immensely to the attainment of Nigeria’s independence.
“This may very well be attested to by varied workplaces and positions he occupied throughout his eventful life…He was the primary Minister of Labour, chief of opposition within the Federal Home of Representatives, Minister of Well being, Minister of Communication and Aviation, Founding father of a political occasion generally known as Nigerian Nationwide Democratic Social gathering (NNDP) and final Premier of the defunct Western Area of Nigeria.
“We settle for and respect the honour completed to our father even after over 50 years of his loss of life. That is, certainly, a fantastic honour to our household.
“We sincerely acknowledge many good works Your Excellency has been finishing up because the assumption of workplace within the final 5 years to make sure that our nation options prominently among the many comity of countries and to make sure that Nigeria shouldn’t be solely a greater place to dwell in, but in addition a safer place.”