COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu mourns death of LGA council chair

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu mourns death of LGA council chair

- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed sadness over the death of the council chairman of the Onigbongbo LGA Babatunde Oke

- Sanwo-Olu sympathized with the family of the council chairman who passed away on Wednesday, August 12

- The Lagos state governor described Oke’s death as a big loss to his council and the state

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The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reacted to the death of Babatunde Oke, the chairman of Onigbongbo local council development area (LCDA) of the state.

Sanwo-Olu, expressing his condolences in a statement issued by Gboyega Akosile his chief press secretary, described Oke’s death as a big loss to his council and Lagos state, The Cable reports.

The governor also sympathized with Oke's immediate family, Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos APC, and the people of Onigbongbo LCDA.

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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu mourns death of LGA council chair

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
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The governor speaking further asked the people to use Oke's demise as a reminder that all hands must be on deck in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Governor Sanwo-Olu prayed for God to grant Oke's soul eternal rest and comfort the immediate and political family.

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Earlier, reported that Oke died following complications from coronavirus. He passed away on Wednesday, August 12, at St. Nicholas Hospital on Lagos Island.

Before he was moved to the hospital, the two-term council chairman was receiving treatment at the Gbagada isolation centre.

Until his death, Oke was a staunch member of the APC in the state.

In other news, panic 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.

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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.

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.

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