- The father of Festus Keyamo is no more as he took his last breath at the age of 83 on Saturday, March 5
- Pa Keyamo is survived by his wife Caroline Keyamo (nee Ogunjobi) and children, including Nigeria's present minister of state, labour and employment
- Burial details for the deceased who passed on at his residence in Delta state will be announced later by the family
The minister of state, labour and employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has lost his father, Pa Matthias Keyamo.
The 83-year-old man breathed his last in the late hours of Saturday, March 5, in Effurun in Uvwie local government Area of Delta from where the family hails, Vanguard reports.
This was disclosed in a statement by Keyamo’s media aide, Tunde Moshood, on Sunday, March 6.
Keyamo reacts to dad's death
The minister also shared a tweet, announcing the death of his father.
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The deceased was born on August 23, 1938, in Erovie Quarters in Effurun, Delta state. He was raised in Kaduna and Ilaro, Ogun state where he met and married his wife, Caroline Keyamo (nee Ogunjobi).
They later relocated to Ughelli in Delta state where they had all their children.
The family will announce burial details later, The Punch reports.
Until his death, Pa Matthias was said to be a devoted Jehovah’s Witness.
PDP chieftain dies 24 hours after 50th birthday party
In a separate report by Legit.ng, the Kwara state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party lost its spokesperson, Tunde Ashaolu, to the cold hands of death.
It was gathered that Ashaolu and the chairman of Ekiti local government area of the state were hosted by former Senate President Bukola Saraki to a get-together for their birthday in Abuja.
PDP chairman dies at 54
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the former chairman of the PDP in Taraba state, Abdulmumuni Vaki, has died.
Vaki died at the age of 54 at the Federal Medical Center Jalingo, on Wednesday, January 12, after a protracted illness.
The deceased was a three-time state chairman of the PDP in the state. He was also a member of many federal and Taraba state boards and parastatals.