BREAKING: Chairman Eti-Osa East LG in Lagos—Olatunji is dead
The chairman of Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Area in Lagos, Hon. Olufunmi Rafiu Olatunji is dead.
It was gathered Olatunji, who had been battling with illness, died Monday night.
His Media Team broke the news of his death Tuesday morning in a Facebook post.
The post reads: “With sorrow in our heart but in total submission to the will of Almighty Allah (S. W. T), we announce the passing, after a long battle with illness, our dear father, brother, friend, confidant, role model, Nation-builder, Hon. Olufunmi Rafiu Olatunji.
“He was until late night of Monday 21st June, 2021 the Executive Chairman of Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Area, Eti-Osa Local Government.
“He will be buried in accordance to Islamic rite by 9 am prompt at his residence in Sangotedo, Ajah, Lagos.
“We invite you to join us in paying the last respect to our beloved father, brother, friend and Boss.
“We are confident that Almighty Allah will grant him Al Jannah Firdaus.”
The chairman of Lagos Mainland Local Government, Hon. Mrs Omolola Essien also expressed sadness over his sudden death of Hon. Rafiu Olatunji.
Reacting in a statement, she said: “We commiserate with his family, friends, colleagues and staff of Eti-Osa Local Council development Area and pray against such unfortunate deaths in our fold.
“And On behalf of the good people of Lagos Mainland Local Government Areas, I want to express my heartfelt condolences to the Conference 57 Chairmen, his family and pray that The Good Lord grants the people he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss and make paradise his final abode.”
Before his death, Hon. Olatunji was seeking re-election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He had emerged winner in the APC local government primary election with 1977 votes to become the party’s candidate in the election coming up on July 24.