The Minister of Information and Culture, LAI MOHAMMED, described the death of renowned author, poet, broadcaster and actor, Pa ADEBAYO FALETI, as a huge loss to the country’s Creative Sector in particular and to the entire nation in general.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, the Minister said Pa FALETI was a trailblazer and a colossus across many genres, who left an indelible footprint in the Nigerian landscape.
MOHAMMED commiserated with the family and friends of the departed, as well as all practitioners in the sector, and prayed that God will comfort them and grant repose to the soul of the departed.
The deceased who translated Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba language died at the University College Hospital Ibadan, at the weekend, aged 86.
Governor ABIOLA AJIMOBI of Oyo State and his Ogun State counterpart, IBIKUNLE AMOSUN, have also expressed shock over FALETI’s demise.