Lagos deputy governor loses dad

Orelope-AdefulireAlhaji Jimoh Kareem Laka Orelope, father of the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has died at the age of 101.

Born into Akeja Oniyanru and Olugbede Royal families of Lagos State on February 25, 1913, the deceased was a devout a devout Islamic and community leader and politician in Lagos State,

A statement signed by Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Tunde Abatan, on Thursday said “Pa Jimoh Laka would be remembered for his philanthropic gestures to the less privileged and his commitment to community development and the propagation of the Islamic faith.”

He will be buried on Friday in accordance with Islamic rites.