Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, has described the late Olukorede Adeyemi, pioneer Chief Operating Officer, Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Cooperative Society Ltd., as man who lived a life of positive impact.
Fashola, represented by his Special Adviser on Communications, Mr Hakeem Bello, made the remarks at the one-year remembrance and book launch of the deceased in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that late Adeyemi, who died on April 18, 2021, age 52, was the pioneer leader of BRT, launched in 2008.
According to the minister, himself and the deceased forged a relationship that propelled the change witnessed in the transportation sector of the state.
“Adeyemi was part of those whose reengineering transformed the transportation sector of Lagos and the state began to enjoy the benefit of an organised and efficient transport system.
“To further enjoy the sustainability and growth of the sector, Adeyemi also initiated various trainings for the staff.
”The deceased was responsible for the planning and implementation of the continuous training programme for the workforce which was noted for equipping the management staff, bus pilots, officers and support staff with best practices in various areas of life,” he said.
On the book, “Heroes and Heroines”, Fashola said that the deceased left behind a scholarly contribution to national life and documentation of Nigeria’s history.
According to him, Adeyemi has a legacy which will speak eloquently about him for generations to come and preserve.
“Although Adeyemi is not with us, but his earthly sojourn has left a massive positive impact,” he said.
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