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Sanwo-Olu mourns Ajiroba of Lagos, Rasheed Williams

…Says death a great loss

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has described the passing of the late Ajiroba of Lagos, Chief Rasheed Alaba Williams, as a ‘great loss’ to the state and Nigeria.

He said the late Chief Rasheed Alaba Williams, who passed away, on Monday morning, and buried in the afternoon according to Islamic rites, lived a good life and served humanity.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a condolence message issued, on Monday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said the late Ajiroba of Lagos effectively combined work and social life in a way that impacted the State and the nation positively.

He said, “The late Alhaji Rasheed Alaba Williams lived a very good life. His demise, though a great loss to our dear State, should be celebrated. He served Lagos meritoriously as a member of the Constituent Assembly, representing the Lagos lsland Local Government. He also contributed his quota to the growth and development of Lagos in different capacities.

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“He was a socialite of note and an active member of prominent social clubs in Lagos State such as Metropolitan Club, Yoruba Tennis Club, and Eko Club, where he was the first President. He served as the fifth Ajiroba of Lagos and also distinguished himself in private practice as an administrator and insurance expert.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Lagos State, I want to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and associates of the late Chief Rasheed Alabi Williams. I pray for his soul to find peace with his creator. May God grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”