BREAKING: Tragedy as Gov Abiodun's Ex-Aide Dies in Road Accident

BREAKING: Tragedy as Gov Abiodun's Ex-Aide Dies in Road Accident

  • Professor Joseph Odemuyiwa, former aide to governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, has died in a motor accident
  • Odemuyiwa was the senior special adviser to the governor on vocational and technical education during his first term in office
  • His death was confirmed by the lawmaker representing Remo North in the state house of assembly, Dickson Awolaja journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Ijebu, Ogun - Professor Joseph Odemuyiwa, immediate past senior special adviser on vocational and technical education to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, has died.

The former governor's aide was a professor of business education with a keen interest in training people in vocational skills. He was said to have died in a motor accident.

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Odemuyiwa was reportedly on his way to Ibadan, Oyo state, when the incident occurred on Tuesday, April 2.

Professor Joseph Odemuyiwa, the immediate past aide to Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has dies in a motor accident on April 2, 2024.
Governor Abiodun's former aide dies in a road crash Photo Credit: Office of Special Adviser On Technical and Vocational Education Ogun State
Source: Twitter

How Governor Abiodun's ex-aide, Odemuyiwa, died

According to The Punch, the death of Prof. Odemuyiwa was confirmed by Dickson Awolaja, the lawmaker representing Remo North in Ogun state house of assembly.

The lawmaker, an aboriginal of Isara Remo, the same as the deceased, said:

“I just confirmed this with a friend not long ago. Prof was said to be going to Ibadan when he had the accident. This is sad.”

Who is Professor Joseph Odemuyiwa?

The deceased, 66, served in the state government-owned higher institutions, including Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ago Iwoye and Tai Solarin University of Education in Ijagun, for years.

Odemuyiwa also served in the administration of Abiodun during his first term in office from 2019 to 2023.

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However, he was not re-appointed after the governor was re-elected in the 2023 general election and had to re-constitute his cabinet.

Abiodun's re-election victory in the 2023 election was strongly challenged by Ladi Adebutu, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Student takes own life in Ogun also earlier reported that an Ogun varsity student took her own life after learning that her course was not accredited for six years.

A task force from the Ogun state ministry of health and SNMC stormed the Harvarde College of Science, Business and Management Studies in Obada of Abeokuta, the state capital, for accreditation.

The state's officials sealed the department of nursing in the institution on the grounds that the course had not been accredited for the school for over six years.


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