The Commissioner for Environment in Oyo State, Rt Hon Kehinde Ayoola has died at the age of 55.
According to a report by Vanguard, the late commissioner died after an illness that lasted two weeks.
The Commissioner for Information Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun and Special assistant on Print Media, Mr Moses Alao confirmed the tragic incident. They said: “It is true we have lost him”.
He played a major role in the election of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde.
He was said to have visited the hospital about two weeks ago and was advice to rest.
The late commissioner shortly before his death posted about the controversial 1,800 bags of rice from Customs Department.
“Now we are busy battling COVID-19 pandemic. Surely we must not add cancer of the liver to the burden! The 1800 bags of rice have a street value of about N45 million.
“Even our most inveterate political enemies know that government will spend way above that should we, God forbid, have a widespread case of liver cancer.”
“What is paramount in the mind of Governor Seyi Makinde is the best interest of Oyo State at all times.
“We will never play politics with food and by extension the lives of the people of Oyo State. May God Almighty take us out of this pandemic in double-quick time.”
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