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General News of Thursday, 8 April 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Odumakin was persistent and a brave fighter - Soyinka pays condolence visit to widow

Soyinka described late Odumakin as a persistent and brave fighter Soyinka described late Odumakin as a persistent and brave fighter

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka paid a condolence visit to the widow of late Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin at their residence in Lagos on Wednesday, April 8, 2021.

In the condolence book, Soyinka wrote: “Farewell to a doughy fighter”.

The late Odumakin died from coronavirus complications on Friday after battling respiratory problems

Soyinka described him as a persistent and brave fighter.

Similarly, a former Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, said late Odumakin struggled for human rights and lived till end.

“Thank you for everything and rest in peace,” he prayed.

According to a veteran Nigerian broadcaster, Mr. Bisi Olatilo, “Odumakin left the way strong people leave.”

NAN reports that Soyinka and others were all received by his widow, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, also rights campaigner and president, Women Arise.

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