Ondo State retired General Olu Bajowa, has described the late Maj-Gen Adeyinka Adebayo , as a pillar of unity that ensured the West did not break away from the country during the Nigerian civil war.
Speaking during a condolence visit to the Lagos home of the late general in Ikeja GRA, , he noted that the country has lost a doyen of the generals , who , “ led a good life, taught us well, he led us particularly during the civil war when things were dicey and the roads were “cloudy. He was a pillar that helped Nigeria to be one at that time. But for him, the Yoruba would not join the war. He, with the counsel of Awolowo, led the force to fight the battle” .
Bajowa said the best way to preserve the legacies of late Adebayo was for Nigerians to be patriotic.
Chief Supo Shonibare, a leader of the pan-Yoruba organisation, Afenifere, described Adebayo as “the last of the founders of a united Yoruba nation”.