“I was deeply shocked to learn of his death this evening. He was one of the most prominent lawmakers who did not shy away from issues that affected Nigerians in general.
“He was very passionate about Oyo state progress and contributed immensely to the expansion of common wealth to our people, especially in Ibadan North LG. Baba Sarumi was a loving man, a peacemaker, a grassroots politician and a detribalized Nigerian who was well-loved by his people,” Agba Egbe Said.
Agba Egbe also commiserated with the immediate family, Governor Seyi Makinde over the sad loss.