‘We Are Still In Shock’, Lagos Govt Mourns Deji Tinubu
The Lagos State Government has described the death of the Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Deji Tinubu, as shocking and a huge loss to both his family and the state.
The Government made this known on Friday in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan.
Tinubu was said to have slumped while playing a football match with fellow participants at the ongoing retreat of members of the state executive council and permanent secretaries at the Jubilee Chalets, Epe.
According to the statement, doctors and nurses rushed to give him first aid and he was immediately taken to the General Hospital, Epe where he was confirmed dead.
“We are still in shock. All of us at the State Executive Council are in disbelief. He was a good and committed patriot who brought his passion to his job. He was a gentleman who maintained excellent team spirit. We shall miss him,” the statement read.
It also said an autopsy is expected to be carried out while burial arrangements will be announced by the family.
The late Deji Tinubu was the son of late Kafaru Tinubu, one of Nigeria’s foremost police officers. He is survived by an aged mother, Bintu Tinubu and wife, Yemisi.
He was sworn in as Special Adviser on Sports and Chairman of the State’s Sports Commission on October 19, 2015 and was recently moved to take up his new portfolio.