Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has mourned the death of his Senior Special Assistant on Tertiary Education, Youths and Student Affairs, Omotayo Sanyaolu.
Omotayo Sanyaolu Is Dead
Sanyaolu, a former youth leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos, was reportedly involved in an accident that occurred within the vicinity of the army cantonment in Maryland, Ikeja.
He was said to have died in the early hours of Friday around Ikeja after his vehicle rammed into an ATM located around the cantonment.
The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, Dr, Femi Oke-Osanyantolu, confirmed the death in a statement.
The statement reads, ”Upon arrival at the scene it was discovered that a black Toyota Camry with registration number LAGH 32, while on top speed rammed into the Keystone Bank ATM located close to the Army Cantonment, Ikeja.
“Unfortunately, an adult male, Sanyanolu, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle died on impact and his remains were immediately bagged upon arrival of emergency responders.
“These have been handed over to the cantonment officer on duty (Officer Musa). The affected vehicle was recovered with the aid of LASEMA’s light towing vehicle to a layby.”
Sanwo-Olu Mourns Omotayo Sanyaolu’s Death
Reacting in a statement by Gboyega Akosile, his chief press secretary, Governor Sanwo-Olu described Sanyaolu as a “loyal, committed, hardworking and dedicated co-worker in the Greater Lagos agenda”.
He said, “The death of a loved one is usually painful as it is irreparable, but we must thank God that Omotayo Sanyaolu made a positive impact during his short but eventful lifetime.
“He served our party, APC, passionately and meritoriously as a Youth Leader and contributed to its victory in many elections.
“Tayo as my Special Assistant on Tertiary Education, Youth and Student Affairs was very instrumental to the Greater Lagos agenda. He contributed positively to issues affecting the youths and students in the state.
“I sympathise with his widow, children, siblings, friends and the entire family as well as Lagos State and the APC family.
“I pray that God will grant the late Omotayo Sanyaolu eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. We will miss Tayo.”
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