Immediate Past Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has described as utterly shocking the death of the Director General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, Mr Dipo Famakinwa.

Mimiko in a statement in Akure said the loss to the family, Osun State, the South West and lovers of true economic integration of the south West is monumental and unimaginable.

“Dipo Famakinwa was an intellectually sound, mentally alert and culturally aware Yoruba man who tried all he could to give vent to the integration idea. When many sought to politicise the integration effort, Mr Famakinwa and a few others argued and insisted on bringing all on board, irrespective of party affiliation. His death cannot but be a monumental loss to the family, Osun State, the South West and lovers of true economic integration of the south West,” Mimiko said.

The former governor who commiserated with the Late Famakinwa’s immediate family, the DAWN Commission and the Yoruba nation said: “Though Dipo lived just for a short period,  he left obvious imprints on the South West landscape and will be sorely missed.”