The Ekiti State House of Assembly has declared a 7- day mourning in honour of the departed Speaker, Mr Funminiyi Afuye.

In a statement in Ado Ekiti, the chairman House Committee on media, Mrs Yemisi Ayokunle said the flag in the Assembly complex would be fly at half mast during the period.

Mrs Ayokunle who described the late Speaker as an embodiment of courage, excellence and a highly commited man to public service, maintained that Mr Afuye will be greatly missed.

According to the statement, the Speaker died on Wednesday evening during a brief illness at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti at the age of 66.

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