The Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has described Late Hassan Fasinro, who was reported to had passed away yesterday, as a patriotic Nigerian, whose contributions were immeasurable to growth and development of the state.
Sanwo-Olu stated that the former senator during second republic, contributed immeasurably to Lagos state since his days as council clerk at the state’s city council during pre-independent era.
Through a statement issued from the governor-elect’s office on Monday, to express his state of mind on the demise of the 99 years old statesman, Sanwo-Olu said that Lagos had lost a man with a repository of knowledge of ancient and modern Nigeria and that the late Fasinro was encyclopedia of Lagos and Nigeria’s developmental trajectory.
Having expressed grieve on the death of Fasinro, from the statement, the governor-elect added that the former senator served Lagos and the country diligently and was a lifetime accomplished man.
According to him, late Fasinro’s footprints spread across many spheres of life as an author, politician, community leader, lawyer and above all, a firm believer in Allah. Papa also made history in 1950 when he emerged as the first Clerk of Lagos City Council, which was the administrative unit of Lagos created under a new Local Government Law in succession to the Council created by the 1941 Ordinance.”
“Pa Fasinro was a man that I personally admired and always looked forward to meeting for fatherly counsel. Although his departure at this time is painful, we take solace in the fact that Pa Fasinro lived a very fulfilled life, which he dedicated to the service of Allah and the humanity. We will miss him greatly in the State.” Sanwo-Olu stated.
While commiserating with family of the deceased, Sanwo-Olu urged those the former senator left behind to continue with legacy of the late politician, saying best form of memorial would be to preserve the great feat achieved by late Fasinro during his lifetime.
“On behalf of my family, I want to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of late Pa Hassan Fasinro. The family and the rest of us should be inspired with his life of service and commitment to the overall well being of Lagosians and Nigerians as a whole,” Sanwo-Olu said.