Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Sunday said that the vacuum left by his late deputy, Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka, had remained unfilled.
Fayemi made the remark at the first year remembrance service held in memory of the former state deputy governor at the Cathedral Church of Emmanuel, Ado-Ekiti.
He said that he and the entire state would continue to miss the selfless services as well as robust contributions she used to render while alive.
Fayemi promised to stand by the pledge he made during the deceased funeral a year ago not to abandon her parents, children and other members of her immediate family.
He said he would also ensure that the plans and aspirations which the late deputy had for the state were accommodated in his policies and programmes.
The governor later laid a wreath at the deceased burial site located adjacent the entrance of Government House.
He was supported by other important dignitaries including the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe.
Earlier in his sermon at the service, the Dean of the Church, Rev. Francis Bankole, eulogised the humility and dedication to service exemplified by the late Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka. (NAN)