The Director General of Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Dipo Famakinwa is dead
He died on Friday morning.
Famakinwa was in charge of coordinating and programme management agency of the regional integration agenda of the States of Western Nigeria, comprising Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo States.
The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, has described the death as a tragedy for the entire Yoruba race in particular and Nigeria in general.
Its National Coordinator, Otunba Gani Adams, “It is heart breaking to learn about the exit of a special breed Yoruba man who displayed unalloyed personal commitment to integrative development initiative of Yoruba land. It is a tragedy not only for his family but the Yoruba race in particular.
“It is sad that death has removed and cut down one of the most deeply intelligent and sound Yoruba young turks from our midst. Dipo Famakinwa was a prominent and accomplished Yoruba icon who was diligent and thorough at his duty post.
“A wonderful son of Oduduwa who was blessed with a prodigious native intelligent laced with intellectual soundness. He was a man of yesterday, today andtomorrow combined. Honestly, death has not been fair to the Yoruba race.
“Famakinwa was unique in deeds, acts and personal relations. He has this special interest in the development and unity of the Yoruba race and spent most of his life engaging in pro-Yoruba development ventures without pecuniary consideration. Honestly, death has not been fair to the race.”
Adams called on the Governors of the South-West to immortalize the late Famakinwa “who has quietly done a lot of work on the integration of Yoruba state”.Read Full Story