The Lagos State House of Assembly has commiserated with Juju legend, King Sunny Ade (KSA) on the demise of his wife, Ms Risikat Adegeye who died on Tuesday morning at 62.
The Speaker of the House, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, made this known in a condolence message in Lagos on Tuesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Adegeye, was a former lawmaker of the Lagos sixth legislative assembly, and represented Amuwo-Odofin 1, state constituency, from 2011 to 2015.
Obasa described her demise as the fall of a shining star to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Lagos assembly.
The speaker said her death was shocking and that the incident had thrown the assembly into mourning mood.
He said: “Mrs Adegeye, a philanthropist, died at a period she was still very relevant to the progress of the state, and as a member of the Lagos assembly, she had a very robust relationship with her colleagues.
“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 to the growth and development of the state, even after leaving office as lawmaker, we cannot just allow her wisdom to lay fallow.
“She was appointed as Commissioner in the Lagos Assembly Commission, where she again brought her experience to bear in the scheme of progress in the legislature, and governance of our dear state.
“To say we are shocked is an understatement. The feeling her demise has brought is beyond description. It is a huge loss to us and the state. Indeed, a shining star has fallen, a wisdom-filled person has left us.”
Obasa said as they continued to mourn her demise in the days ahead, they took solace in the fact that she touched lives positively, she served the state with passion and was very dedicated to her constituency.
The speaker prayed for divine strength for her husband, children, beneficiaries and all those affected by the loss.
He prayed for God to grant her a special place in His kingdom. (NAN)