Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Funmilayo
Olayinka, is dead. She died at 52 after a protracted
battle with cancer.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Tayo
Ekundayo, confirmed this in a statement he issued
in Ado Ekiti on Saturday night.
Our correspondent gathered that Olayinka died in a
hospital in Lagos State where she was receiving
The statement read, "The Government of Ekiti State
announces with sadness but with gratitude to God,
the passing of the Deputy Governor, Mrs.
Olufunmilayo Olayinka, aged 52, after a tough but
courageous battle with cancer. She died on Saturday
"Olayinka, an accomplished banker and corporate
sector player worked in the financial industry for 21
years before heeding the call of service in her home
state of Ekiti when she was selected to serve on the
ACN governorship ticket in 2007. She demonstrated
exemplary courage and dedicated service to Ekiti
people both during the struggle to retrieve the
stolen mandate and in her position as deputy
"She is survived by her husband and children as
well as aged parents and siblings. Further details
shall be provided later."
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