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Leader of Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Fasanmi is dead.

He died on Thursday morning at the age of 94.

The Osun State government confirmed the death of Fasanmi in a condolence message signed by its Commissioner for Information, Funke Egbemode.

Egbemode said that his death was announced on Thursday by his first son, Obafemi Fasanmi, on behalf of the family.

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The condolence message read, “He made enviable and remarkable contributions to his profession, to the socio-political development of Yorubaland, and to the nation at large.

“Baba Fasanmi was a leader who demonstrated his love for our great country in many laudable ways; but more heart-warming was how he showed optimal concern for the welfare of the poor and underprivileged, and how he held leaders accountable on their promises of good governance.

‘We also recognise how much Osogbo, and Osun State as a whole meant to Pa. Fasanmi, who was transferred to Osogbo as a Pharmacist in 1951, and he chose to live here till he took his last breath,” the statement read.

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