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Lagos Council vice-chairman dies @62 after brief illness

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Vice-Chairman of Ifelodun Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos State, Lateef Ojora-Adejiyan, has been pronounced dead by medical experts after a brief illness at the age of 62.

Ojora-Adejiyan was pronounced dead by medical experts at the St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos Island where he was been treated after the former vice-chairman fell sick.

Confirming the demise of Ojora-Adejiyan early Friday morning, the Chairman of Ifelodun LCDA, Olufemi Okeowo, described his death as a great loss, not to his family alone, but to everyone in the council.

Okeowo disclosed that the former vice-chairman passed on yesterday and could be buried in accordance with Islamic rights on Friday.

In a condolence message to the deceased family that was signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kamaldeen Abdulsalam, the council chairman eulogized Lateef Ojora-Adejiyan for living an exemplary life that was dictated to humanitarian service.

Parts of the letter reads: “With pains in our hearts, The Executive Chairman, Ifelodun Local Council Development Area, Mayor Olufemi Akanbi Okeowo, on behalf of Management and Members of staff of Ifelodun LCDA, announces the death of our Vice Chairman, Hon Lateef Ojora-Adejiyan, and condoles with the Ojora-Adejiyan family as well as the people of Ifelodun LCDA over his death.

“Hon Lateef lived a life worthy of emulation by all. He was a fatherly figure whose lifestyle affected a lot of people positively”.

“Hon Lateef Ojora-Adejiyan served Ifelodun LCDA meritoriously as Vice-Chairman under the first time administration of the immediate past government and also a one-time Supervisor for Works and will be remembered for his humility and leadership style. It is our prayer that his family finds the strength to cope with this loss.

“Hon Lateef, aged 62, died in the late hours of December 23rd, 2021 in the St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos after a brief illness. We pray that may Allah grant his repose soul eternal rest in Jannatul Firdaus-Amin”.

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