Ms. Funke Adedoyin, member of the House of Representatives representing Irepodun Isin/ Ekiti /Oke Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara State, has passed on.
According to Punch, she gave up the ghost in a hospital in Abuja on Friday.
Naija News learnt that she had undergone treatment abroad for cancer.
While confirming the news of the demise of the lawmaker to Punch, Mrs. Omolola Olobayo, the sister of the lawmaker died on Friday.
Olobayo who is a former Chairman of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Kwara and Kogi chapter said her sister died in an Abuja hospital after returning from treatment abroad.
Ms Adedoyin was a daughter of Nigerian industrialist, Samuel Adedoyin.
She was appointed as health minister by former President Olusegun Obasanjo during his first term between 1999-2003.
The Chairman of House Judiciary Committee and governorship aspirant in Kwara, confirmed that Ms Adedoyin died of cancer.
“She had been battling cancer in the past few years,” the lawmaker told Punch.
Honourable Funke Adedoyin was among All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers who defected to the PDP some weeks ago.