By Ralph Madugu
The leadership of Southern Nigeria and Middle Belt Forum has announced that it has suspended all public engagement for 30 days as a mark of honour its National Secretary, Yinka Odumakin who passed on recently.
A statement signed by Chief (Dr.) E. K. Clark, Leader, Southern Nigeria and Middle Belt Forum said: “Following the news of the very sad and shocking death of our National Secretary, Comrade Yinka Odumakin, who is also National Spokesman of Afenifere, which sad event occurred in Lagos in the early hours of Saturday 3rd April, 2021, the leadership of Southern Nigeria and Middle Belt Forum, hereby suspends all public engagement by the group for a period of 30 days.
“During the period, we will refrain from engaging in public activities including our periodic meetings.
“This we believe is a modest and fitting honour to one of the most outspoken, inspirational and patriotic Nigerian ever.
“We, therefore, like to make a public apology to various groups who have invited our participation in meetings, conferences and similar activities.
“We will like to once more convey our deepest condolences to his widow, Mrs. Joe Odumakin, his aged parents, the rest of the Odumakin family and our compatriots of Afenifere. May Yinka’s courageous soul rest in peace, the statement added.