Nigeria News: House of Rep Member Funke Adedoyin dies, Dogara shocked over Incident | Jeremy Spell Blog

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr
Yakubu Dogara, has condoled with the
people and government of Kwara state over
the death today of Rep. Funke Adedoyin.
In a condolence message, Dogara described
the late Adedoyin as a vibrant lawmaker
whose death came as a shock.
“News of the death of Hon. Princess Funke
Adedoyin came as a great shock. She was a
vibrant lawmaker and dedicated public
servant,” the Speaker said.
“We in the House of Representatives pray
that God grants her family, constituents and
the people and government of Kwara state
the fortitude to bear the loss.”
Up until her death, Adedoyin – who once
served as Minister of state for Health –
represented Irepodun Isin/ Ekiti /Oke Ero
Federal Constituency of Kwara State.
Adedoyin, 56, was said to have died in
Abuja in the early hours of Friday. She was
said to have succumbed to cancer.
She was the daughter of the prominent
industrialist, Prince Samuel Adedoyin,
chairman of Doyin Group of Companies.
Princess Omolola Olobayo, a close relation
of the deceased, confirmed her death to
newsmen on Friday in Omu-Aran.
“The lawmaker travelled abroad for routine
check up on her health situation but we
believed that she will survive it but she gave
up the ghost this morning (Friday)”.
A member of the state executive council of
the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who
sought anonymity also confirmed the death
of the lawmaker.
“The state leadership of the PDP is yet to
make official statement over the death of
Hon. Funke Adedoyin because the family is
yet to make it’s official statement on her
death”, he said.
Ali Ahmad, the Speaker of the Kwara state
House of Assembly, described the death of
Adedoyin as sudden and tragic.
Ahmad, in a message issued by his Special
Assistant on Media, Malam Shuaib
Abdulkadir, described the demise of the
federal lawmaker as a colossal loss to the
people of her constituency, the family and
the entire PDP family.
Ahmad, who lamented that Kwara state has
lost one of her best representatives,
however, prayed to God to give the family
and the state the fortitude to bear the
irreparable loss.
He added: “Without mincing words, the late
legislator had performed excellently in the
House of Representatives within the last
three and half years despite being a first
timer at the hallowed chambers.”

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