Akinremi Jagaban is dead…Here’s what to know about late reps member

 Akinremi Jagaban is dead…Here’s what to know about late reps member

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Hon. Olaide Akinremi (Jagaban), representing the Ibadan North federal constituency of Oyo State in the House of Representatives, has passed away.

51 years old Akinremi, who was the former senior special assistant to the governor of Oyo State, was elected as a House of Representatives member under the All Progressives Congress (APC) and served from 2019 until his death on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

In a statement signed on Wednesday, House Spokesman Chairman and House Committee on Media and Public Affairs Rep. Akin Rotimi Jr. announced that Akinremi died after a brief illness.

The statement read, “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 and deep understanding of his people’s needs and aspirations earned him the endearing title of ‘Jagaban.'”


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“Throughout his tenure, he was a staunch advocate for policies and initiatives that promoted social welfare, economic growth, and scientific research. His contributions to legislative debates and his active participation in committee activities were a testament to his dedication and hard work.

“Akinremi was as much a grassroots politician as he was an astute statesman who leveraged his goodwill and network of relationships to attract a positive impact to the people of his constituency. He built friendships by being intentional about reaching out and sending goodwill messages to all colleagues on special occasions, fostering camaraderie and unity within the House.

“As a ranking member, Rep. Akinremi had keen institutional memory and was a mentor to many first-time parliamentarians, guiding them with wisdom gained from his extensive experience in legislative affairs.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, also expressed sadness over the loss, saying, “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.”

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