Ajimobi died from multiple organ failure, Lagos govt reveals

THE Lagos State government has explained that the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, died from multiple organ failure following complications from COVID-19 infection.

The state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, made this revelation on his verified Twitter handle, even as he expressed regret over the passing of the former governor.

According to the commissioner, former Governor Ajimobi died on Thursday at First Cardiology Consultants, a private  COVID-19-approved care facility in Lagos, following multiple organ failure resulting from COVID-19 infection.


He, on behalf of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the entire COVID-19 response team in Lagos State, condoled with the Ajimobi family and the people of Oyo State on the death of the former governor, praying God to grant his soul peaceful rest.

“We regret the death of the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who passed, at First Cardiology Consultants, a private COVID-19-approved care facility in Lagos State.

“The former governor died from multiple organ failure following complications from COVID-19 infection. “On behalf of  COVID19 Lagos Incident Commander @ jidesanwoolu and the entire #COVID19Lagos response team, we convey our heartfelt condolences to the family of the former governor and the people of Oyo State.
May his soul rest in peace,” the commissioner said. Meanwhile, supporters, political associates, friends and well-wishers  thronged the Ibadan residence of late Senator Ajimobi, on Friday, in the hope of paying their last respects to the former  governor only to be told that the burial had been rescheduled.

Following Ajimobi’s death on Thursday, the information had circulated that the former governor would be buried on Friday at his Oluyole residence in accordance with Islamic rites. However, the information was invalidated on Friday morning,  with Ajimobi’s media aide, Mr Bolaji Tunji, stating that funeral details would be announced later.

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