Sanwo-Olu’s Deputy Chief Of Staff, Soyannwo, Dies At 55

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The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the passing of his Deputy Chief of Staff, Gboyega Soyannwo, on Wednesday. He was aged 55.

Sanwo-Olu, who sympathised with the Soyannwo family in a statement posted on his personal X page, said the death of his top aide was sudden and devastating.

He described the deceased as a brother, an armour-bearer, a confidante and a faithful believer in the collective dream of a Greater Lagos.

The statement read, “It is with deep sorrow that I announce the passing of my Deputy Chief of Staff, Gboyega Soyannwo. I am devastated by Gboyega’s sudden departure and I’m deeply affected by this news.

“Gboyega was not only my Deputy Chief of Staff by title; he was a brother to me, an armour-bearer, a confidante and a faithful believer in our collective dream of a Greater Lagos.

“His total dedication and service to Lagos State will never be forgotten. My prayers are with his beloved wife, Yewande and their children during this difficult time.

“I trust that God Almighty will give us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for this present mourning and a garment of praise for this present spirit of heaviness.

“Good night Gboyega my ally. Good night Gboyega, my brother. Rest in peace with your Maker.”

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