The Commissioner of Health under former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola’s administration, Lanre Afolabi, is dead.
It was reported that the former commissioner died in a private hospital in Osogbo on Friday, after a brief illness.
The former commission is one of the sons of the former deputy governor in the old Oyo state, Chief Sunday Afolabi, who later served as Minister of Internal Affairs, during the first term of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.
A source close to the family of the deceased, who spoke on condition of anonymity said the former commissioner got ill in his residence in Iree, Osun state late on Thursday.
“He took ill late on Thursday and he was rushed to a hospital in Osogbo. He died around 1:30 on Friday,” the source said.
The ex-commissioner had been quite inactive politically since leaving office in November 2010.
The development was confirmed by the chairman, Iree Development Association, Oluwole Taiwo.
When asked if the news of the death was true, Taiwo simply said, “It is true, but I don’t want to talk now. I may call you back.”