Ibikunle Amosun, the former governor of Ogun State and the Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, has described late Prince Bola Ajibola as a man whose qualities and dispositions represent their shared Owu ancestry which is known for its exceptional commitment to diligence hard work and uncommon straightforwardness .
Amosun noted this, in his tribute to Ajibola, titled H.E, Prince Abdul Jabar Bolasodun Adesumbo Ajibola: Ode to a Life so well lived
” I received the news of the death of our revered Elder, former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, former Federal Attorney General, Former High Commissioner to United Kingdom, Founder & Chancellor, Crescent University and ex- World Court Jurist, the Hon Judge Bolasodun Adesumbo Ajibola, KBE with very mixed feelings. He passed on early this morning, aged 89.
“His Excellency, Prince Bola Ajibola’s death was a personal loss to me for many reasons, one of which was our shared Owu ancestry. His life and times captured the finest qualities of his lineage – diligent and focused, exceptionally industrious, and thoroughly professional. He excelled at whatever he fixed his gaze upon. A run-away success story in all ramifications, yet he remained humble and accessible to all, high and low till he breathed his last. He took his Islamic faith most seriously and contributed immeasurably to its growth. He served humanity meritoriously in very many diverse spheres and, in his later years, devoted his time and energy to peace and well-being of his immediate community, Owu Kingdom, and Ogun State.
“Like every mortal, I was aware that at some point, he would answer the call of his Maker. His unmatched experience and straightforward disposition will be sorely missed.
“My condolences go to his widow, children, and immediate family. Same to the Nigerian Bar Association and Judiciary, his primary vocation, and to the management, staff, students, and all stakeholders of Crescent University. I beseech Almighty Allah swt to forgive his earthly sins and admit him to Aljana Fridaous.”
Late Ajibola, who founded Crescent University Abeokuta, has been buried according to Islamic rites on Sunday.