There has been an outpouring of grief within the social media following the sudden loss of life on Thursday of Deji Tinubu, Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Commerce and Industry.
The 54 year-old soccer fanatic, reportedly slumped round 7.30pm throughout a five-a-side novelty soccer match in Epe on Thursday, on the sideline of a retreat for Lagos cupboard members, everlasting secretaries, administrators of ministries.
After the applying of first support by the Lagos State Emergency Service did not revive him, he was rushed to the Epe General Hospital, the place he was confirmed useless.
Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy confirmed the loss of life, expressing deep shock.
“I spoke with him just one hour before the match and he was asking me how I was settling down to the new assignment as information commissioner. He never showed any sign of illness. He was even adjudged to be the fittest around during a compulsory routine medical check for everyone attending the retreat”, Bamigbetan stated.
He advised News Agency of Nigeria that an official assertion will probably be issued later right this moment on the tragedy.
“We had to first inform the family before issuing any statement”, he stated.
Deji Tinubu all of a sudden groaned in ache through the soccer match earlier than he slumped.
Tinubu was the Chairman, Lagos Sports Commission and Special Adviser to the Governor on Sports. He was later made the Special Adviser on Sports alone after the sports activities fee chairman was given to a different particular person by Ambode.
At the current Cabinet reshuffle by Ambode, he was redeployed to Commerce and Industry as Special Adviser earlier than his loss of life.
Tinubu was additionally the Director General, Lagos Sports Commission through the former Governor Babatunde Fashola’s tenure.
Deji’s loss of life was the second to hit the Tinubu clan within the two months. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s first son, Jide died in November 2017.
There has been an outpouring of grief on Twitter for the reason that report of Deji Tinubu’s loss of life.
I grew up listening to Deji Tinubu on Cool FM. 7:45am to 8am. This is a extremely unhappy information. May his soul Rest In Peace. This is stunning a information. Prayers to the family members he left behind.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) January 25, 2018
So unhappy to listen to in regards to the passing on of Mr Deji Tinubu. Terrible horrible information. The friendliest high journalist I’ve ever come throughout. Took and gave banter such as you’re on a regular basis mates. Thoughts and prayers along with his household and the sports activities neighborhood. Very unhappy.
— Gboye (@mcgboye) January 25, 2018
Once once more..let’s realise we don’t have our lives in our palms however God’s..
What a loss!
So unhappy to listen to the passing of a sports activities icon.. Hon Deji Tinubu
— omodia okhueleigbe (@omodia4real) January 25, 2018
Good night time DEJI TINUBU (5TH LEFT, EARLIER TODAY, BEFORE HIS SUDDEN DEATH)… Rest in Peace, expensive Brother… pic.twitter.com/HvM1tDnjYK
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) January 25, 2018