Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko wept, Thursday, as the remains of the state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr, Deji Falae, were interred in his hometown, Akure.
The body of the commissioner, who died along with 14 others on October 3, when an Associated Airlines’ plane conveying the corpse of former governor, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, to the state crashed in Lagos, was laid to rest at the cemetery of the St David’s Cathedral Church, Ijomu, Akure, after a funeral service at the church.
In an interview with journalists after the funeral service, Mimiko, who led other top government functionaries in the state, described the late Falae as a well-bred, humble and dedicated young man with an unusual zeal for work.
According to him, the deceased was passionate about rendering public service and was a hardworking government official, who recorded unprecedented achievements in his ministry.
“He came on board as Commissioner for Culture and Tourism and within the short period, he was able to add a lot of values to the system. He was very dear to every member of the cabinet, Ondo State will miss him,” he added.