The incumbent Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has ordered that flags should to be flown at half-mast in honour of Governor Alao-Akala, said late former governor, Christopher Alao-Akala in the state.
The governor also described Akala will be remembered for his contributions to the development of the state.
In a statement on Fcebook, Makinde said the deceased took infrastructural development to other zones of the state outside Ibadan, the capital.
He wrote: “I join the good people of Oyo State to mourn the passing of a former Governor of our dear state, Otunba Christopher Alao-Akala, which sad event took place today. May his soul rest in peace and may God grant his family the fortitude to bear this great loss”.
“I have directed that flags fly at half-mast in honour of Governor Alao-Akala, our brother, friend and illustrious son of Oyo State”.
“His Excellency will be remembered for his contributions to the development of Oyo State as Governor, especially for taking infrastructural development to other zones of the state outside Ibadan”.
Alao-Akala, a former police officer, served as deputy governor before becoming governor of Oyo State.
He was confirmed dead on Wednesday at the age of 71.