Two former Bisi Onabanjo Commissioners in Ogun State died same day (today June 15, 2020)
• Professor Akin Ogunpola and Chief Adeyemi Coker passed away peacefully this morning. Ogunpola was Commissioner of Education while Coker was Commissioner of Commerce and Industry.
Here is a tribute on Facebook to Professor Ogunpola by Adeola Dasofunjo:
“This morning Ogun State lost one of its rare son. A Professor of Political Science, ex-Commissioner for Education (1979-1983), CHIEF Prof. AKIN OGUNPOLA.
Sunre o! Omo Olowu Oduru!!!”
Here’s another tribune on Facebook to another Commissioner, Chief Adeyemi Coker by Bola Ajala:
“This is Chief David Adeyemi Coker, Ogboye of Ilaro, Ogun State Commissioner (1979 – 1983), one of the funniest people in my family, and such a loving and delightfully irreverent person. He is someone who has known me all my life, and who indeed named my own first child. I was supposed to call him after Mom said he’d phoned her recently and asked after “electrician” as he stubbornly continued to call me (the only one in the family that still did).
Regretfully, that call had not been made before he departed to the great beyond a few hours ago. I am going to miss you sir”.