Sad News: Ekiti deputy governor dies of cancer

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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