August 5, 2013

Gov. Fashola`s father dies at 79

Mr Ademola Fashola, father of Governor Babatunde Fashola  of Lagos State, is dead.

The governor`s father died in the early hours of Monday  at an undisclosed hospital in  Lagos,  at  the age of 79.

Mr Hakeem Bello,Special Adviser to Fashola on media, who  was on lesser hajj pilgrimage with the governor in Saudi Arabia,  confirmed the death to  newsmen in Ikeja via telephone.

He said the  state government would  soon issue  a statement giving details of his burial arrangement

Meanwhile,Mr  Bush Alebioshu  ,a  federal  lawmaker representing,Shomolu/Kosofe constituency in the House of Representatives, has described  the death as a big loss to the state.

“It is a big loss to the state and  its people.My condolences go to Gov Fashola and the entire  Fashola family, and I pray for the peaceful repose of this great man “,he said.(NAN)