A former Governor of Edo State and immediate national Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed sadness over the death of a former Commissioner in the State, Mr. Didi Adodo.
Adodo who passed in the early hours of Tuesday after a brief illness, served as a Commissioner for Establishment and Special Duties in Edo state during the administration of Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole in a condolence message issued by his personal Secretary, Mr. Victor Oshioke on Tuesday, described Mr. Adodo’s death as a deep sense of personal loss.
“I received with sadness and a deep sense of personal loss, the passing of Comrade Didi Adodo in the early hours of today.
“Didi has been a dear friend of mine for decades, a comrade who walked side by side with me in the trenches during my struggles for nigerian workers and only recently, Commissioner for Establishment and Special Duties under my administration as governor of Edo State.
“When I got information that he was hospitalised, I immediately called him on Sunday 10th January 2021, conversed with him about his condition and wished him quick recovery.
“Little did I know that it would be my last conversation with this great but humble personality.
“On behalf of my family, I extend our sincere condolences to the entire Adodo family of Iruekpen, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State”, Oshiomhole said.
Before Mr. Adodo’s death, he was the General Secretary of Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ISSSAN).
He was also a former General Secretary of the United Labour Congress (ULC).
According to his Facebook page, Adodo who hailed from Iruekpen, Esan West Local Government Area of the State, attended Holy Trinity Grammar School, Sabongidda-Ora and graduated in 1979.
He later attended University of Benin (UNIBEN) where he graduated in 1986.
A sibling of the decease and a Broadcaster, Mrs. Ivy Adodo-Ebojele who confirmed the report, has relocated to the residence of Mr. Adodo in Government Reservation Area Benin City.