- Chief Ayo Fasanmi has passed away
- The Afenirefere leader died on Wednesday, July 29, in Osogbo
- Fasanmi was a Second Republic senator and APC chieftain
Chief Ayo Fasanmi, leader of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural group, has passed away at the age of 94 in his home in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state.
The nonagenarian died on Wednesday, July 29, with his death confirmed by Tope Adebayo, Fasanmi's personal assistant, on Thursday morning, July 30.
He was a former senator of the Second Republic and a respected chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party.
“With gratitude to the Almighty God for a life well spent, we wish to announce the demise of our father, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, at the ripe age of 94 years,” the son of the late Afenifere leader Afolabi also confirmed the death.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that another tragedy has struck the country as Sam Momah, a retired military major-general and former minister of science and technology, passed away.
Momah was said to have died on Wednesday, July 29, due to complicated diabetic issues. His death is not said to be Covid-19-related.
According to The Nation, Momah, who launched his 13th book titled: “Restructuring to save Nigeria from post-oil disintegration”, marked his 77th birthday on July 6.
The former minister is a one- time adjutant general and commander of the Training and Doctrine Command.
In a related development, it was reported that Mallam Yusuf Chinedozi Nwoha, the director of administration at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has been reported dead.
Nwoha died in a ghastly accident on his way to Owerri, Imo state to celebrate the Sallah festival. In a statement signed by NSCIA's chairman, media committee, Femi Abba, the tragic development took place along the ill-fated Okene road in Kogi state.
In a statement signed by NSCIA's chairman, media committee, Femi Abba, the tragic development took place along the ill-fated Okene road in Kogi state.
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