Chief Roland Folorunso Adesina, father of President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina, has died in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
He was 96.
A family source said Pa Adesina died about 7am last Wednesday at a private hospital. He spent 12 days on admission.
The late Chief Adesina was an accountant with the Western Regional Government; he retired in 1979. He was also a staunch member of the Anglican Communion.
The AfDB president took to twitter last Thursday to pay tribute to his father.
The younger Adesina described his father as his best friend, stressing that he wouldn’t have been who he is today without his father’s love and sacrifice.
He tweeted: “My darling father and best friend, Roland F. Adesina, passed away yesterday morning. I wouldn’t have been who I am today without your love and sacrifice. Thanks for sending me to school and being a role model. Rest in peace my very dear senior Ombros!”