A newly appointed Commissioner 1 in the Kwara State Local Government Service Commission, Olatunji Abel, has died in his sleep 48 hours to resumption.
Abel, who hails from Igbaja in Ifelodun area of Kwara died on Saturday of suspected heart attack at his home town.
The deceased was a Lagos-based businessman and politician.
Gov. AbdulRazaq named him as member of the State Local Government Service Commission appointing him as Commissioner 1 but he passed on two days before he resumed at his office.
Until his death, Mr Abel held the chieftancy title; Akayejo of Aiyekojo in Igbaja.
Tributes have began to pour in for him on social media especially on Facebook.
“Rest in peace Egbon Abel Tunji J. Officially, you’re to resume office tomorrow Monday 27th, April after your appointment by the Executive Governor of Kwara State as a Member, Local Government Commission, but death denied you that chance. Continue to rest on. Till we meet to part no more! Today, we just committed your body to the mother earth for the beginning of your everlasting journey,” Ishola Oluwagbemiga posted.
Kolawole Rukayat wrote: “I don’t know what to say,I have repeatedly glanced our few days chats over n over. I feel like hearing this news debunked but God knows better. A complete God fearing,gentle, amiable, dependable and down to earth brother.”
In his eulogy, one Lawal Kamaldeen said: “I am shock when i hear the dead of our brother this is so sad, and is a great lost for igbaja ward 111, igbaja district and Kwara as a whole, mogba ladura ki olorun, ro mama, egbon, aburo loju, we love him but God love him more than. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.”