Time to restructure is now, says Tinubu
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Being with you at this special event today, I am visited by two competing emotions. I continue to feel a profound sense of loss at the premature, unfortunate departure of this great son of Oyo and Nigeria, Abiola Ajimobi. Yet, I also feel such pride and honor in having known this fine man and in knowing that our land can produce such excellent people.
Part of me is looking around the room, still expecting somehow to see my brother, longtime friend, and faithful political ally Abiola come through the door and bring even more light to this gathering with his ebullient smile and welcoming personality. That is my heart at work.
Yet, my mind forces me to accept that he has gone and will no longer be with us in the physical sense. Then my heart and mind merge that I may find comfort and inspiration even in the reality that we must accept. Yes, Abiola Ajimobi is no longer here physically. But the spirit that guided his public and private life is undeniable, vibrant, and shining forth in this very space where we assemble today. This humane and compassionate spirit compels us to live according to the principles and ideals that animated this son of the soil that we may be our better selves. And, in the process, fashion for ourselves and our progeny a better society and a more just and improved nation