- A chairman of a local government in Osun state, Quadri Owonikoko, is dead
- Owonikoko was said to have died of heart-related disease
- Two weeks before his death, the chairman of Ejigbo local government area of the state, Gbenga Ayegbayo, had died
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There is palpable fear among the residents of Osun state as two local government chairmen died within two weeks.
Daily Trust reports that the chairman of Olorunda North local council development authority in the state, Quadri Ademola Owonikoko was reported to have died on Tuesday, June 16, after battling with a chronic ailment.
Legit.ng gathered that Owonikoko died few weeks after the death of the chairman of Ejigbo local government area of the state, Gbenga Ayegbayo.
The report said that Owonikoko died on the morning of Tuesday, June 16, and was buried immediately according to Islamic rites.
The newspaper said that his political associates, who preferred anonymity said the deceased had been battling a kidney-related ailment.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state expressed sadness over the inability to have flown his late deputy chief of staff, Mikhail Jare Adebisi, out of the country for treatment.
It was reported that Oyetola disclosed this on Monday, June 15, while hosting state executive council members led by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji, who visited to condole with him.
The governor said if not for the coronavirus pandemic his late aide would have been taken for treatment outside the country.
Oyebamiji along with members of the state House of Assembly visited the governor to brief him on the 3rd Day Fidau prayer that was held for the deceased.
The Osun state governor describing Adebisi as a courageous person said the deceased stood out in terms of loyalty, consistency, and dedication to duty.
He went on to note that the deputy chief of staff despite his health challenges, took his job seriously.
Oyetola further said it would be hard to replace his former aide as he was one of the most loyal and dedicated workers that surrounded him. Osun state on Monday suspended its weekly exco meeting in honour of Adebisi, whose three-day Fidau prayer was held.
The Osun state government announced Adebisi's death on Saturday, June 13, in a statement which was also tweeted by the government's official Twitter handle.
According to the statement released by Governor Oyetola's chief press secretary, Ismail Omipidan, Adebisi died after a brief illness.
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