….Says his death is a colossal loss to the nation
The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has described the death of activist and Publicity Secretary of Pan-Yoruba group Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin as a “colossal loss too much for the nation to bear.”
According to the condolence message signed by the Chairperson of TMG Dr. Abiola Afolabi-Akiyode and made available to journalists on Saturday, “Comrade Odumakin was a relentless fighter, a relentless fighter, activist of repute and public intellectual whose penchant for a just and fair Nigeria knew no bound. He spoke tenaciously for the rights of Nigerians, particularly his people in the south-west geopolitical zone.
Late Odumakin amongst other things was a frontliner on the call for fiscal federalism and political restructuring of the country as a panacea to some of the the socio-economic misery that is bedeviling Nigeria in recent time. He had consistently engaged the polity in the last two decades pushing for sustainable reforms that will bring lasting solutions to Nigerian many crisis.”
While sympathizing with the wife of the deceased Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, TMG says Odumakin will be sorely missed by all, especially the progressives for his pragmatic style of politics and contributions to debates on contemporary national issues in Nigeria.
Odumakin died on Saturday at the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.