Kwara State has lost its newly appointed Local Government Service Commissioner, Olatunji Abel, hours to assuming his new position.
Abel was to resume office on Monday 27th, April after his appointment as Local Government Commissioner, died of a suspected heart attack in his sleep at his home town on Saturday April 25th.
Malam Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, who confirmed the passing away of Abel to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, said:
“That was one death too many. We are still shocked at the untimely death of Hon. Olatunji Abel who was always full of life.
“He was a great party man, a man of the people, and a die-hard believer in the great works of the Governor.
“He was recently nominated to contribute his own quota to the development of our dear state but it has pleased our creator to recall him at this time.
“We are however consoled by the fact that the late Hon. Abel was a good man who played his own role very well while on earth.
“We sincerely commiserate with his family, friends and associates. We pray to the Almighty God to rest his soul and comfort his family at this trying time,” Ajakaye said in a statement.