Chairman of Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Area in Lagos State Olufunmi Olatunji has passed on aged 65 following an illness.
Mr Olatunji, before his death on Monday night, was seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
His media team confirmed his death in a statement posted to Facebook.
“With sorrow in our heart but in total submission to the will of Almighty Allah (S. W. T), we announce the passing, after a long battle with illness, our dear father, brother, friend, confidant, role model, Nation-builder, Hon. Olufunmi Rafiu Olatunji,” the statement read.
“He was until late night of Monday 21st June, 2021 the Executive Chairman of Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Area, Eti-Osa Local Government.
“He will be buried in accordance to Islamic rite by 9 am prompt at his residence in Sangotedo, Ajah, Lagos. We invite you to join us in paying the last respect to our beloved father, brother, friend and Boss.
“We are confident that Almighty Allah will grant him Al Jannah Firdaus.”