Wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Sunday described the death of the Deputy Governor of Ekiti Stage, Mrs. Funmilayo Olayinka, as deeply sorrowful.
Also Senate President David Mark and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremedu described Olayinka’s death as a huge loss to the nation.
The president’s wife said the sorrow was further compounded by the fact that the deceased, whom he described as one of the outstanding fruits of the struggle to secure visibility for Nigerian women, died in her prime.
In separate condolences messages, on Sunday, the two presiding officers of the Senate expressed shock and sadness over the loss.
Mark, in his statement, described late Olayinka as an “indomitable amazon”, who stood to be counted when it mattered.
Ekweremadu, on his part, said the late politician was a people-oriented leader, regretting that her death came at a time her service was most needed by the people of Ekiti State and the nation in general.
Meanwhile, the representing Lagos East, ‘Gbenga Ashafa, has described the sudden demise of Olayinka as a big loss to Ekiti State and the nation at large.
The lawmaker described the deceased as an epitome of integrity,service and honour.