President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the death of the first Military Governor of Kwara State, Brigadier General David Bamigboye (rtd).
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the late Bamigboye as a torch-bearer who laid a solid foundation for the development of Kwara State.
He stated that the late Bamigboye was an officer and gentleman who lived an impactful life and left his footprints on the sands of time.
Saraki stated: “Brigadier General Femi David Bamigboye, led Kwara State through its formative years as the first military governor. His great work and commitment to the development of our State cannot be over-emphasized. He was a true son of Kwara State.
“His passage represents a colossal loss to the Government and people of Kwara State in particular and Nigeria in general. I join all Kwarans, and indeed, all Nigerians in celebrating the life and accomplishments of the late General. He will be dearly missed,” he stated.
The President of the Senate commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased and all Kwarans over the irreparable loss.
He prayed God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss.