Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige has described former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi as a thoroughbred progressive politician who will be missed by the country.
Ngige noted that the politics of South West, especially Ibadan, will definitely take a new colour following the passing of Ajimobi.
Ajimobi died on Thursday at First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos.
Ngige, who was a close ally and associate of the late Ajimobi, was reacting to the death of the former governor in a statement by his media aide, Emmanuel Nzomiwu.
The minister described the death of Senator Ajimobi as sad and shocking.
Ngige recalled that in very tense occasions in political meetings, Ajimobi’s jokes and humour came handy, adding that he exhibited so much wittiness in his interaction with people.
According to the labour minister, such politicians who spice up politics with humour were rare and uncommon to find in Nigeria.
Ngige said: “Ajimobi was a bundle of jokes and humour. In very tense occasions in political meetings, his jokes and humour came handy.
“His jokes were embedded in humour. It is rare to find such politicians who spice up politics with humour in Nigeria. His jokes and humour will be missed in the entire political landscape of Nigeria.