Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has commiserated with the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi, on the death of his son, Pastor Olumide Oyewumi.
Makinde, in a message made available to journalists by Taiwo Adisa, his Chief Press Secretary, on Sunday urged the monarch, the royal family and the people of Ogbomoso, to take solace in God.
It stated that the late Pastor, who was a Chief Accountant at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, was a humble and kind-hearted individual.
Noting that it is not possible for mortals to question God and that the demise of Olumide Oyewumi at the age of 45 had left him with a heavy heart, the statement called for prayers for the parents and family of the deceased.
“Sad events like this point us as mortals to the finality and absoluteness of God’s decision over our lives. We cannot question whatever God decides, but the death of our brother, a shining star and amiable individual with bright ideas and future, leaves us with heavy hearts.
“I urge the family to take heart and take solace in God who giveth and taketh while also calling on our people to remember our Baba, the Soun of Ogbomosoland and the families Pastor Olumide left behind in their prayers,” the statement added.