The former Military Administrator of the old Ondo State, the late Brigadier-General Sunday Esi Tuoyo is dead. He died at 84
He governed Ondo State from July 1978 – October 1979
He died from old age related disease.
In his tribute The Governor of Ondo State Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu described Late former governor as a patriotic Nigerian, whose period in the state was remarkable and phenomenal.
His tribute reads:
“We received the news of the passing of Brigadier-General Tuoyo with grief and sadness. On behalf of the good people of Ondo State, I want to express my heartfelt condolences to the family of our departed Elder Statesman. He was a national asset, who made his mark in the service of his country.
“Late Brigadier-General Tuoyo served as Military Administrator of the old Ondo State from July, 1978 to October, 1979, during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo.
“Born in 1938, the retired Brigadier-General Tuoyo handed over the reins of governance to Pa Micheal Adekunle Ajasin, also of blessed memory, as Governor of old Ondo State.
“Undoubtedly, his displayed patriotism, as well as personal commitment to the democratic process that led to the handing-over the rein of power to the first democratically elected Governor in Old Ondo State were very fascinating. He gave his all, with passion and total commitment.
“We acknowledge his contributions to the development of Ondo State and the country at large. His principled stance and candour stood him out as a gentleman officer, who deployed his God-given wisdom for the progress of the country.
“Our consolation as he departed us, remains his footprints on the democratic path, where he served as a veritable and supportive pillar.
“We pray God Almighty to grant the departed eternal rest and sustained the family he left behind”.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.
December 18, 2022.