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Tinubu pays tribute to long-time collaborator Ayilara

President Bola Tinubu on Monday delivered a eulogy for the late Surajudeen Ayilara, former Everlasting Secretary and Liaison Officer of Lagos Lodge in Abuja.

Tinubu described Ayilara as “a devoted public servant who lived a lifetime of unwavering dedication, loyalty and repair.”

In a private tribute he wrote on Monday, Tinubu reminisced about their collaboration in Lagos State, the place Ayilara served as Director of the Abuja Liaison Workplace and later as Everlasting Secretary, excelling in protocol and administration.

“Our paths crossed after I was elected Governor of Lagos State. He was a high official within the state civil service and served as Director of the Abuja Liaison Workplace.

“Earlier than that, he labored within the army administration of Colonel Buba Marwa as the only administrator of the native authorities of Agege.

“Certainly one of his first assignments was to finish the then deserted Lagos Liaison Workplace in Abuja, which he accomplished inside six months,” he stated.

Tinubu famous that Ayilara’s profession within the Lagos State Authorities was marked by his distinctive management qualities and dedication.

He added: “He (Ayilara) rose by the ranks and finally grew to become Everlasting Secretary, excelling in issues of protocol and administration.

“After I retired from public service, I appointed him as my particular advisor. He continued to serve on this capability even after my tenure as governor.

“All through my political journey, together with the formation of our progressive political events Motion Congress and Motion Congress of Nigeria, Ayilara has been a relentless presence. He performed a key function in registering each events in Abuja and was an authoritative voice at these occasions.

“Ayilara was a real progressive soul and believed in our shared imaginative and prescient for Nigeria. He was an integral a part of my presidential marketing campaign workforce, visiting quite a few marketing campaign venues with me and performing as my level of contact with influential political figures. His major accountability was to handle our marketing campaign accounts in the course of the intense marketing campaign interval.”

Tinubu stated that to explain Ayilara as merely a employees member or particular adviser could be a “vital underestimation of his significance to me. He was a trusted affiliate, good friend, brother and dependable associate.”

“I have to specific my deepest gratitude for his service to Lagos State and my household in addition to his unwavering help all through my political profession.

“It’s doable that a lot of our achievements wouldn’t have been doable with out his steerage and partnership. Ayilara was equally dedicated to his household and mates, spent most of his life serving others, and gave generously to these in want.

“He was a humanitarian who embodied the spirit of selflessness. I’ll always remember Alhaji Ayilara, nor Lagos State or anybody who knew him,” the President said.

Tinubu felt sorry for Ayilara’s surviving spouse and kids.

He additionally expressed his condolences to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the individuals of Lagos State over the lack of “this extraordinary public servant.”

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