Until his death last Wednesday, Adeyemi was the Senate Correspondent of the Tribune Newspapers in the National Assembly.
The Senate President, represented by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Honourable Eseme Eyiboh, described the late Adeyemi as “Cool headed and quiet man who did his job diligently and most professionally.”
He commiserated with the wife and children and enjoined them to be strong and not to despair, reminding them that “it is only God that gives life and takes it when He wants.”
Eyiboh informed that the Senate President had wanted to come personally but could not make it due to exigencies of work.
Responding on behalf of the family, Mr. Ade Mutiu thanked the Senate President for his kind gesture for finding time to visit and mourn with the family.
He also informed that the late Tijani Adeyemi left behind four daughters: two undergraduates, one secondary school leaver and a JSS 3 student, saying the wife needs a job to take care of the children.
He appealed to the Senate President to find a job for Mrs Maimunat Tijani Adeyemi, wife of the deceased journalist, an NCE holder but who has been unemployed for many years.
Hon. Eyiboh promised to convey the request made by the family of the late Adeyemi to the President of the Senate.
Hon. Eyiboh was accompanied on the condolence visit by the Special Assistant on Media and Communication to the Senate President, Anietie Ekong;
Also on the entourage were the Senior Legislative Aide on New Media, Ahmed Tijani and representatives of the Senate Press Corps, Taiwo Amodu of Tribune Newspapers and Azimazi Jimoh of the Guardian Newspapers, among others.