The former Deputy Governor of Ogun State, AbdulRafiu Ogunleye, has been reported dead.
Abdul Rafiu Ogunleye was deputy governor during the administration of former Governor, Olusegun Osoba.
According to the report, he died on Monday morning at his home town, Itele, Ijebu, at the age of 79.
The Governor of Ogun State Dapo Abiodun has expressed sorrow over the demise.
Governor Abiodun in a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, described Ogunleye as an astute administrator and a politician per excellent, who contributed immensely to the socio-economic and political development of Ogun State.
Abiodun claimed that the development being enjoyed by the people of the state can be attributed to the effort of the deceased who worked tirelessly to ensure that the State attains its current status.
The Ogun State Governor stated that he hoped that the former Deputy Governor would live longer so that his administration “would continue to tap from his wealth of experience for the benefit of the people of the State”.
Abiodun called on the family of the deceased to take consolation in the fact that Alhaji Ogunleye lived an impactful life that benefited thousands of people, praying Almighty Allah to give them the fortitude to bear the loss and grant him repose in Aljanna Firdaus.