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Tinubu mourns as Ademola Adeniji-Adele dies at 60

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Former Chairman Lagos Island Local Government Area, and Commissioner of Sports, in Lagos State, Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele is dead.

He was aged 60 years.

adeleAdeniji-Adele, according to his son, Sultan Adeniji Adele, who confirmed the death, said his father passed on at about  6:00 am  Nigerian time in an Indian hospital yesterday.

Sultan’s message read: “Good morning every one. My dad, Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele this morning passed on in India. May Almighty Allah grant him Aljanah Firdaus.”

Adeniji-Adele was a prince of Lagos ruling house and was very prominent in the politics and sports administration in the state and Nigeria.

He also served as a deputy gubernatorial candidate on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, political platform before joining the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Adeniji-Adele is survived by wife, Tawakalitu and children.

Reacting to his death, National Leader of APC and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, lamented his untimely passage.

According to Tinubu, “his death at 60 saddens us all. He was of great capacity and a consummate politician. He put his heart into whatever assignment that was set before him. As a Commissioner of Sports in Lagos he excelled and our sports was the better for it. Even in politics, he loved Lagos dearly. He was a champion for Lagos and Lagos will remember him well.”


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