Sanwo-Olu Mourns Passing of Former Aide, Abdulraheem Owokoniran

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The demise of Abdulraheem Owokoniran, former Senior Special Assistant on Works and Infrastructure to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has left the Governor deeply saddened. In a heartfelt message conveyed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed profound shock at Owokoniran’s passing.

Owokoniran, known for his vibrant contributions to politics and development, had previously served as an aide to Senator Oluremi Tinubu and had contested in APC’s House of Representatives Surulere Federal Constituency bye-election primary. His untimely demise, reportedly in the United Kingdom over the weekend, has cast a somber shadow over the political landscape.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu hailed Owokoniran as a promising Nigerian politician, brimming with innovative ideas for nation-building. Describing him as a staunch advocate for programs benefiting the masses, the Governor emphasized Owokoniran’s unwavering commitment to the party and dedication to public service.

Expressing solidarity with Owokoniran’s younger brother, Mr. Idris Aregbe, who serves as his Special Adviser on Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Governor Sanwo-Olu extended his condolences to Owokoniran’s family, friends, and political allies. The Governor lamented the loss of a trusted party member, praising Owokoniran’s loyalty and contributions to the Lagos APC.

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“Abdulraheem Owokoniran’s passing leaves a void in our political fraternity,” remarked Governor Sanwo-Olu, highlighting Owokoniran’s exemplary service during his tenure as Senior Special Assistant on Works and Infrastructure. He fondly recalled Owokoniran’s dedication to the growth and development of Lagos State.

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In closing, Governor Sanwo-Olu offered prayers for the departed soul, invoking divine rest in Aljannah Firdaus, and urged Owokoniran’s family to find solace in this trying time. The Governor’s heartfelt tribute serves as a testament to the indelible mark left by Abdulraheem Owokoniran on Lagos State politics and public service.

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