The family of Dipo Akinsola has expressed sadness over the death of Dr Joseph Wayas, a former president of the Nigerian Senate.
Akinsola in a statement on Friday described Wayas as a elder statesman and a detribalized Nigerian and a wonderful personality.
The statement reads: "My family and I, have lost a father, with the death of the Elder Statesman, a detribalized Nigerian and a wonderful personality, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator (Dr) Joseph Wayas.
"The Ex-Senate President who took me as one of his children, made it a point of duty to stop over in the Office of the Senate President anytime he visited National Assembly Complex where I served as the Political Adviser to the then Senate President, His Excellency Distinguished Senator (Dr) Ken Nnamani, GCON between April 2005 and June 2007, and shared with me many fond memories of his close friend and Political ally, Late Chief Wemi Akinsola, my daddy's elder brother.
"Dr Joseph Wayas' death is a big loss to our beloved country Nigeria at a time like this, when we should be tapping from his political sagacity.
"I will particularly miss his fluency of the Yoruba accent. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Amen".