Deputy Chief of Staff to Lagos Governor Passes Away

Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo, the Deputy Chief of Staff to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has passed away at the age of 55. Soyannwo died on Wednesday following a brief illness.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, announced Soyannwo’s death in a statement titled “Transition.” The statement conveyed the profound sorrow felt by the Lagos State Government over the loss.

“With deep sorrow, the Lagos State Government announces the passing of the Deputy Chief of Staff to Mr. Governor, Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo. Soyannwo died today after a brief illness. He was 55,” the statement read.

Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed his condolences to the Soyannwo family on behalf of the Lagos State Government and its people. He shared the tragic news with cabinet members during a State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, describing the loss as personal and profound.

“I have lost a brother and a servant of the people,” Sanwo-Olu said while informing the council of Soyannwo’s passing. The meeting was concluded with a minute’s silence in honor of the deceased.


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