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Lagos lawmaker laid to rest

Former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Abdulsobur Olawale, who died on Tuesday in Jos, Plateau state, has been buried at the Ikoyi Cemetery in Lagos.

Mr Olawale, who represented Mushin Constituency 2 in the state legislature since 2015, was participating in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Launch in the Plateau State capital when he suddenly slumped and died.

The 58-year-old politician was the Chairman of the Lagos House Committee on Local Government and Administration.

Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, the Governor Babajide Sanwa-Olu, described the lawmaker’s death as unfortunate, saying that “a 40-man House” had been reduced to 39, which was “a big blow”.

Governor Sanwo-Olu urged Mr Olawale’s family and colleagues to “take heart”.

Wednesday’s interment was also attended by Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Chief Mudashiru Obasa, Clerk of the House, Olalekan Onafeko, and a number of other lawmakers.

Others included the Chairman of Mushin local government, Emmanuel Bamgboye, Vice-Chairman, Olatunbosun Aruwe, and Chairman of Odi Olowo Local Council Development Area, Rasaq Ajala.

Reporting by Banabas Hunjo;Editing by Fany Olumoye and Tony Okerafor