Rt. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole, Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly has received with sadness the news of the demise of Alhaji Hassan Balogun the father of the House Leader of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Hassan Abdullahi Bello Balogun after a brief illness.
He described his death at this time as a great loss not only to the Balogun family and Ajaokuta State Constituency but the entire State as one time Chairman of Ajaokuta Local Government Area, because his words of wisdom, encouragement and support will be greatly missed.
He said late Pa Hassan Balogun was an accomplished and seasoned administrator whose contributions to the overall development of the state cannot be over emphasized.
He stressed that through his commitment and hard work, he was able to nurture and bring up a son like Hon. Hassan Abdullahi Bello Balogun, the House Leader, whose services to the state and humanity is monumental
He sympathized with the House Leader, Hon. Hassan Bello Belogun and the immediate family over the sad development, noting that it is disheartening for someone to lose his loved one at a critical time as this when his wealth of wisdom and support will be needed most
He charged the entire Balogun family to uphold his legacy of hard work diligence, tolerance, boldness and perseverance as the vacuum created by his demise will be hard to fill.
On behalf of my family, the entire members of the 7th Assembly, management and staff of the Kogi State House of Assembly, I commiserate with the family of Alhaji Hassan Balogun over his death this morning
He prayed that Allah forgive his shortcomings, reward him with Aljanat Firdausi and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
Adeu Papa, may his soul rest in perfect peace.
Chief Press Secretary to the Honourable Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly