The lawmaker representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Oluremi Tinubu OON, has sympathised with Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the family of her predecessor, Senator Muniru Adekunle Muse, who passed on in the early hours of Tuesday.
Senator Muse represented Lagos Central Senatorial District in the 6th Assembly between 2007 and 2011.
Senator Tinubu described the deceased as a “grassroots politician in every sense of the word. He demonstrated true leadership, was easily accessible and related well with people.”
She said: “Senator Muse was an excellent gentleman, an astute administrator, a committed Nigerian and a devout Muslim. We had a good relationship borne out of mutual respect. We were in regular touch and communicated a week ago.
“Until his demise, Senator Muse continued to show uncanny team spirit and interest in the development of Lagos Central, supporting and often attending in person the initiatives and activities of the senatorial district.
‘Senator Muse’s passion for youth development birthed the Muniru Muse U12 Boys and U15 Girls Soccer Competition, a grassroots football tournament for boys and girls in the Lagos Central Senatorial District. In his honour, we have continued to sponsor and organise the competition for the last eight years. At the last competition, however, Mr. Governor indicated a willingness to take over the competition and organise it at the state level for wider reach. This, I think is a good way to honour a great son of Lagos.
“May God comfort his family at this moment. He will be greatly missed by all of us, particularly the people of Apapa Local Government, Lagos Central Senatorial District, Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole. I pray that God grant the soul of Senator Muse eternal rest.”
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has also commiserated with the bereaved family.
The Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, said Muse, who was the chairman of chairmen in Lagos State when the 37 Local Council Development Areas were created by the then Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, provided the requisite leadership, experience and maturity to his colleagues at the trying period of seizure of council allocations by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.