Inuwa Bawa’s death shocking, says Fayose
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the death of the first Military Administrator of the state, Col. Inuwa Bawa (Retd), as shocking and a great loss to the people of the state, who are appreciative of the pioneering role he played in the state.
The governor, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, said his death came at a time the state just finished mourning the late military governor of the old Western Region, Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo (Retd.).
Fayose said, “Bawa came to Ekiti at a time we needed a man like him for the take-off of the state and despite the odds, he met on ground as the first Military Administrator of the state, he practically squeezed water out of stone to lay a solid foundation for Ekiti.
“The late Colonel Inuwa Bawa braved the odds as the pioneer governor of our dear state to lay a very solid foundation on which others have been building.
“It is an understatement to say he worked assiduously for the progress of our state, he did work tirelessly for our state and its take-off.
“Despite the hitches associated with someone pioneering the take-off of a state, he was able to harness the human resources of the state to give the people the encouragement and motivation needed for the sustenance of the state.”