- Former senator Munir Muse is dead
- Muse breathed his last in the morning of Tuesday, June 2, after a brief illness
- The deceased was a member of the Senate between 2007 and 2011 when he was succeeded by Senator Oluremi Tinubu
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, Muniru Adekunle Muse, is dead.
Legit.ng reports that the former lawmaker represented Lagos central senatorial district at the Senate.
The report says that Muse died on the morning of Tuesday, June 2, at the Ahmadiyya Hospital in Apapa after a brief illness.
The deceased was said to have been ill on Saturday, May 30, and he was rushed to the Ahmadiyya Hospital in Apapa where he was admitted until he breathed his last early on Tuesday, June 2.
He died at the age of 80. He celebrated his 80th birthday on Sunday, May 17.
Muse represented Lagos Central in the Senate between 2007 and 2011 and he was succeeded by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Senator Tinubu has been organising a football tournament annually in his honour.
He was the chairman of Apapa local government between 1999 and 2002, the executive secretary of the local government between 2003 and 2004, and was re-elected chairman of the local government again in 2004, a position he held until his election into the Senate in 2007.
Before his sojourn into politics, he was a manager at the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) and a close associate of former governor of the old Gongola state, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigerian media industry was thrown into a mourning session as a foremost journalist and Saturday Editor of New Telegraph, Waheed Bakare, died on Eid-el-Fitr, Sunday, May 24, after a brief illness.
It was reported that President Muhammadu Buhari in his condolence message commiserated with the media industry, particularly Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE), over the passing of Bakare.
Femi Adesina, the special assistant on media and publicity, said the president sent condolences to the family of the deceased, and management of New Telegraph newspapers.
He described the editor’s death as a collective loss to the media and the nation that he served passionately with his talent.
The president prays that God would receive the soul of the departed, and comfort all that mourn him.
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