Tinubu is dead, Sanwo-Olu reacts
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to the news of the death of a former Head of service in Lagos State, Rafiu Tinubu.
Tinubu was announced dead in Abuja on Wednesday.
A statement issued by Mr Gboyega Akosile, Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor, described Tinubu’s death as a huge loss to Lagos State and Nigeria.
Sympathized with his family, Sanwo-Olu said: “Alhaji Tinubu’s demise came at a time the nation and Lagos in particular needed his wealth of experience the most.”
“As experienced administrator per excellence, we certainly will miss the late Alhaji Tinubu’s counsel on matters of importance in the state civil service.”
He added that the “laudable achievements” of the former Head of service would be remembered by people of Lagos State.
Sanwo-Olu said: “We can’t forget the contributions of late Alhaji Rafiu Tinubu towards the professionalisation of Lagos civil service. His quest for excellence and exemplary leadership were a hallmark of his earthly sojourn.
“We condole the Tinubu family, especially our National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, wife and children of the deceased and the entire extended families of late elder statesman.
“I pray that Almighty Allah grant the late Alhaji Rafiu Tinubu Al-Janah Firdaus and grant members of the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”