Panic as Lagos council chairman dies two weeks after secretary’s death

Panic as Lagos council chairman dies two weeks after secretary’s death

- The chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA, Augustine Adeoye Arogundade, died on Tuesday, June 2

- Arogundade's death came two weeks after the secretary to the local government, Alhaja Gbemisola Ayilara, died

- Officials of the councils now live in fear as the cause of their chairman's death remains unknown

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Panic has gripped the officials of Agbado/Oke-Odo local council development area in Lagos following the sudden death of the council chairman, Augustine Adeoye Arogundade, on Tuesday, June 2, two weeks after the secretary to the local government died.

Nigerian Tribune reports that officials of the council have started nursing fears over a fueled rumour that the death of the chairman and that of the secretary, Alhaja Gbemisola Abiodun Ayilara, might have been due to complications from the coronavirus.

The cause of Arogundade's death is, however, yet to be ascertained.

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Legit.ng gathered that the Lagos state conference of local government and local council development area chairmen, in a statement signed by its chairman, Omolola Essien, mourned the death of Arogundade, expressing sadness over the passing and praying God to forgive his shortcomings and grant him safe passage to paradise.

Panic as Lagos council chairman dies two weeks after secretary’s death

The late chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo local council development area, Augustine Adeoye Arogundade. Credit: Nigerian Tribune.
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The conference also prayed for the family he left behind at this trying time.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Bauchi deputy governor, Baba Tela, tested positive for COVID-19 infection.

It was reported that Tela was confirmed positive to the deadly virus following the tests carried out on him by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The Bauchi deputy governor was said to have been exhibiting noticeable symptoms of the disease.

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Tela's COVID-19 status was confirmed in a statement issued on Tuesday, June 2, by Mukhtar Gidado, special assistant to Governor Bala Mohammed.

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Tela, who is the Bauchi state chairman of task force on COVID-19, has now gone on self-isolation. People with established contact with him have been urged to follow the due process.

In another report, the NCDC gave a mind-blowing submission on the source of most of the cases in the country.

At the Abuja daily briefing on the situation of the virus in Nigeria, the head of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, admitted that the source of 75% of the cases is still a mystery to the agency.

Ihekweazu stated that at the onset of the pandemic in Nigeria, cases with travel history dropped from 100% to 2% due to the lockdown all over the world, while “23% of cases are contacts of confirmed cases."

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