SYNW MOURNS SENATOR ABIOLA AJIMOBI, SET TO PUBLISH AN ANTHOLOGY OF POEMS AND ESSAYS IN HIS HONOUR.
The Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) whose national headquarters is in Total Garden in Ibadan has expressed shock and sadness over the recent demise of Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past governor of Oyo State who had been on a life support machine at First Cardiology Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos, after slipping into a coma following Coronavirus complications.
A statement issued on Monday by the national President of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW), Wole Adedoyin said that SYNW extended deep and heartfelt condolences to the family and relatives of Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo State government and the good people of Oyo State, describing the sudden loss of the former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company as painful to the entire Oyo State, Southwest and Nigeria as a country.
It would also be recalled that during the eight (8) years political administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo writers’ community also lost four (4) great men of letters, they are: Baba Supo Kosemani, Alagba Adebayo Faleti, Prof. Akinwumi Isola and Chief Oladejo Okediji. Alagba Adebayo Faleti burial was partly supported by the Senator Abiola Ajimobi led government. A road also named after Alagba Adebayo Faleti a few years later.
In SYNW’s bid to honour the late exemplary governor of the pace-setter state, the Society through her book reading arm, Ibadan Book Club (IBC) is ready to publish an anthology of poems and essays chronicling the times and life of the deceased to be written by those who have worked or met with the deceased. The proposed anthology will be published in electronic format and made public free of charge.
SYNW finally urged Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s family to take solace in the belief that the late Aare of Ibadanland has gone away from all earthly troubles to rest for eternity in God’s bosom.”