Senator Abiru Mourns Ambassador Ademola Rasaq Seriki ~Ajasa-Info


The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA has commiserated with the family of  Ademola Rasaq Seriki, Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, who died on Thursday.

Senator Abiru, in a statement issued by his media aide, Mr Enitan Olukotun on Thursday described the passing of Ambassador Seriki as devastating, shocking and a big loss not only to his family, Lagos State but Nigeria as a whole.

He admonished the family, friends and associates of Late Ambassador Seriki to take solace in the fact that the Lagos born Diplomat lived a fulfilled life as a successful politician, businessman and public administrator.

The Statement read, “ On behalf of my family and the good people of Lagos East Senatorial District, I  express my deepest heartfelt condolences to the Seriki family on the passing  of Ambassador Ademola Rasaq Seriki who died in Madrid, Spain on Thursday at  the age of 63 years.

“Late Ambassador Seriki, an accomplished politician and businessman, was a refined gentleman who will always be remembered for his outstanding contributions  to the development of Lagos State and Nigeria in general. 

“The former Minister of State for Defence and Minister of State for the Interior, left  enduring legacies as a public officer. I admonished the family, political associates and friends of the deceased to find comfort in the impactful and purposeful life Late Ambassador Seriki lived.

“I commiserate with the entire family  and pray that Almighty Allah grants the deceased an eternal rest and gives you all the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Ameen”.



Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has described the death of Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Chief Demola Seriki, as painful, shocking and a big loss to Lagos State and Nigeria.

He described the late Seriki as a businessman, politician, and public administrator, whose contributions remain indelible in the hearts of residents of Lagos State and Nigerian citizens as a whole.

Seriki, a former Minister of State for Defence and Minister of State for the Interior, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Madrid, Spain on Thursday at 63 years old.

He was also a former Supervising Minister for Mines and Steel Development between October and December 2008 and Minister of State for Agriculture and Water Resources from 2007 to 2008.

Governor Sanwo-Olu in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile on Thursday, said the death of Seriki came at a time when his wealth of experience is mostly needed in the country.

He also sympathised with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomats, and Nigerians in the Diaspora over the demise of the ambassador.

The Governor added that the deceased’s contribution to the growth and development of the country during his tenure as minister in different capacities and now Nigerian Ambassador to Spain will continue to be a reference point in the nation’s developmental trajectory.

He said: “On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State, I want to express my sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends, and political associates of the late Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Chief Demola Seriki.

“The death of Chief Demola is a big loss to Lagos State and Nigeria, especially the diplomatic community. He made a lot of positive impact and contributions during his lifetime to the growth and development of Nigeria as a notable politician, minister and ambassador. He particularly made significant impact in Lagos politics as a member of the ruling party.

“I pray that God will grant him eternal rest and give the immediate family, friends, political associates, and the people of Lagos Island, our dear State, and the country the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”