Mr Dipo Famakinwa, the late Director –General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN), was buried in Lagos on Friday amidst tears by family members and other sympathisers.
Famakinwa was buried at the Ikoyi Vaults and Gardens after a funeral service held at the Chapel of Christ the Light Church, Alausa-Ikeja.
The interment was witnessed by the wife and children of the deceased, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, retired AIG Tunji Alapini as well as friends and colleagues.
Paying tributes to the deceased, Ajimobi expressed sadness that one of the brightest, dutiful and committed citizens of the South Western part of Nigeria was gone.
The governor had last week described the death of Famakinwa as a rude shock and a loss too much to bear.
“The energetic young man was always prepared to sacrifice his time, expertise and resources to ensure the integration of the South West.
“He was a rallying point for all the stakeholders in the south-west of development agenda.
“He has left us when his wealth of experience is still much treasured,’’ he said.
Famakinwa died in a Lagos hospital on April 21 after a brief illness.