The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has commiserated with the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, over the death of its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin.
According to a statement on Saturday, signed by NEF’s Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, “Odumakin was a key figure in Afenifere and served it loyally, with commitment.”
The statement reads: “Northern Elders Forum received the sad news of the demise of Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere. Mr Odumakin was a key figure in Afenifere and the Forum recognizes that he served it loyally, with commitment.
“On those few occasions when this Forum collaborated with Afenifere and other groups in pursuit of national goals, Mr Odumakin stood out as a pivotal figure. The Forum condoles with his family and Afenifere. We pray that both will find comfort in his record of service and the life he lived.”