The Lagos State Government has confirmedthe death of Deji Tinubu who until his passing was the Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives in the state.
A statement published on their verified social media pages read: “The Lagos State Government has confirmed the death of Mr. Deji Tinubu, the Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives.
“The Govt in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Mr.
Kehinde Bamigbetan expressed “shock and disbelief’ over the sudden death of Mr Tinubu and has reached out to his immediate family to commiserate on this huge loss to the family and the citizens of Lagos State. ‘We are still in shock. All of us at the State Executive Council are in disbelief. He was a good and committed patriot who brought his passion to his job. He was a gentleman who maintained excellent team spirit. We shall miss him,’ he said.
“The late Deji Tinubu was the son of late Kafaru Tinubu, one of Nigeria’s foremost police officers. He is survived by an aged mother, Bintu Tinubu and wife, Yemisi.”
According to Thisday, Tinubu who is also a former board member of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, slumped and died while playing football at the retreat organised for Lagos Commissioners and Special Advisers with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode present at the event in Epe.
The family and associates in sports circle confirmed his death to the newspaper.
Tinubu, who was certified healthy during the screening carried out before the start of the novelty game, suddenly collapsed and died.