Funke Adedoyin, a member of the House of Representatives from Kwara state has reportedly died on Friday. September 28. Premium Times reported that the 54-year-old lawmaker died in Abuja.
“This is a big loss to me, I am feel a personal loss right now,” Razak Atunwa, her Reps colleague from Kwara, was quoted to have said Friday evening. “It was this afternoon that she passed on in Abuja.”
The news outlet reported that Mr Atunwa, chairman of House Judiciary Committee and governorship aspirant in Kwara, said Ms Adedoyin died of cancer.
“She had been battling cancer in the past few years,” the lawmaker said.
Ms Adedoyin was appointed as health minister by former president Olusegun Obasanjo during his first term between 1999-2003.
She was among the All Progressives Congress lawmakers who joined the Peoples Democratic Party in a mass defection earlier this year.
Legit.ng had reported that the first military governor of Kwara, retired Brig.-Gen. David Bamigboye, is dead. The younger brother to the deceased, retired Col. Theophilus Bamigboye, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday, September 21, on the telephone.
He said the late military governor died on Friday during a brief illness in Lagos.
The deceased was born on December 7, 1940, and was the military governor of Kwara between May 1967 and July 1975.
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He was credited with establishing the Kwara state Polytechnic in 1972. Recall that a former governor of Adamawa state in northern Nigeria Saleh Michika died some months back.
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