Jide Odekunle, a former General Manager of the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMRA), on Saturday died of COVID-19 complications.
Naija News reports that Odekunle was being treated for COVID-19 at the Onikan Isolation center.
In a post on Facebook, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, confirmed his death.
He said “former General Manager of the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency, LASIMRA, Jide Odekunle, dies of COVID19 complications at Onikan Isolation center.
“May his soul Rest In Peace.”
Also confirming Odekunle’s death, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Drainage, Joe Igbokwe, wrote, “I am diminished once again as a mortal as my successor at LASIMRA, Jide Odekunle, dies of COVID-19 complications at the Onikan Isolation Centre in Lagos. May his soul rest in perfect peace.”
Odekunle, who served under the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s the Ex-Governor of Lagos state, also worked as Sales Director at Ceragon Networks.
He was also the Chief Marketing Officer at Nera Microwave before his appointment as LASMIRA boss.
The Ex-LASMIRA boss was also the Bobagunwa of Egbaland until his death.