The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, with sympathy and much grief announces the death of Comrade Rufus Oyatoro.
In a release issued by the Chairman, Mr. Debo Adeniran and signed by Mr. Tola Oresanwo, the organisation’s Acting Director of Administration and Programmes, he said “we hereby announce the sudden death of Comrade Rufus Oyatoro who until his death was our State of Osun Coordinator.
He died in the late hour of Thursday, 3rd of September, 2020. The news of his death came as a great shock to us as we least expect it. He was an activist, a leader, mentor, lover of the masses and downtrodden and a solution provider.
His contribution to the growth of CACOL and the emergence and spread of CACOL’s Good Governance, Accountability and Transparency Education Project (CGATE) Units in the State of Osun is priceless and invaluable. Indeed he would be greatly missed.
Irrespective of his age, the loss of a loyal colleague in the struggle normally leaves a yawning gap in one’s mind whenever one remembers him. We can only take consolation in the fact that death is the inevitable end of all mortals, without which life would have been so boring, brutish, and in a way, humiliating; hence, we are all born to die.
The CACOL boss also said “we would recollect how Comrade Oyatoro devoted his life and times for the cause of humanity, how he led the worker’s union at Oshogbo Steel Rolling Mill, how he rendered selfless service to make sure that the people benefit from the dividends of democracy and how he became a voice for the voiceless in the society using his social media handles to call on the government to intervene in situations that are beyond him”.
His devotion to his religion and quest for an egalitarian society seriously impacted on the legacy he bequeathed to all who encountered him during his sojourn on earth.
His death is an irreparable loss not only to the people of Ido-Osun his home town but to Osun State in particular and the country in general. His memory will linger on for generations to come by all privileged to know him or any of the family members.
We pray for the required fortitude and composure to bear his irreversible transition to eternity. Death, as we all surmise, remains an inevitable end of all; but our solace and comfort remains in the fact that he lived a worthy and remarkable life.
Adieu and rest well Comrade Rufus Oyatoro!!!