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Kwara assembly majority leader, Magaji Olawoyin, is dead

Kwara assembly majority leader, Magaji Olawoyin, is dead

The Majority Leader at the Kwara state House of Assembly, representing Ilorin Central constituency, elected under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Olawoyin Magaji Abubakar is dead.

Olawoyin reportedly died early Monday after a protracted illness.

He was known for his Kwara Sports Commission Bill and was the second member of the 9th assembly to have died.

According to a statement issued by chairman, House Committee on Information, Youth, Sports and Tourism, Hon. Awolola Olumide Ayokunle, Islamic burial rites “Janazah for the deceased would hold at 4pm at Magajin Geri family house, Surulere, Ilorin.

“May Allah repose his soul in Jannatu Firdaus,” he stated.

Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in a statement by his chief press secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, has commiserated with the family of the deceased and the state house of assembly over the death of the house leader, describing the incident as sad and shocking.

“I commiserate with the Emir of Ilorin Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, his immediate and extended family, the entire people of Magaji Ngeri/Ilorin Central State Constituency. I especially send our condolences to the House whose Leader Olawoyin was until his death this morning. We will miss in him a grassroots politician, a core party man, and a great lawmaker who truly distinguished himself as the Leader of the 9th House of Assembly.

“I pray Almighty Allah, the Oft-Forgiving and the Merciful, to forgive and grant Hon. Olawoyin al-Jannah Firdaus and comfort his family,” he said.


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