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Risikat Adegeye: A shining star has fallen, Lagos Assembly mourns


The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday released a condolence message in reaction to the death of Hon. Risikat Adegeye.

WuzupNigeria reported that the former Amuwo- Odofin Local Government representative passed away on Tuesday morning.

Adegeye was the wife of Juju music legend, Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye professionally known as King Sunny Adé.

She passed on hours before the musician’s 75th birthday on the 22nd of September.

In a statement by his media office, the Speaker of the state assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, described her death as the fall of a shining star.

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The statement read: “As a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, she had a very robust relationship with her colleagues.

“Madam Adegeye bonded with staff and management of the Assembly. She was always jovial and loved everyone irrespective of status. She touched lives. She truly did.

“She also played very vital roles in the growth and development of Lagos.

“Even after leaving office as a lawmaker, we could not just allow her wisdom to lay fallow. She was appointed as Commissioner in the Lagos State House of Assembly Commission where she again brought her experience to bear in the scheme of progress in the legislature and governance of our dear state.

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“To say we are shocked is an understatement. The feeling her demise has brought us is beyond description. It is a huge loss to us and to the state. Indeed, a shining star has fallen, a wisdom-filled person has left us.

“As we continue to mourn her demise in the days ahead, we take solace in the fact that she touched lives positively, she served Lagos with passion and was very dedicated to her constituency.

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“We at the Lagos State House of Assembly pray for divine strength for her husband, her children, her beneficiaries and all those who are affected by this loss.

“May God grant her a special place in His kingdom, amen.”