LAGOS, JANUARY 26, 2018 – The newly-redeployed Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Commerce and Industry, Deji Tinubu, is dead. Tinubu who is the nephew of APC leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu was recently moved in a cabinet shake up by Ambode from Special Adviser on Sports to Commerce and Industry.
Tinubu was said to have slumped and died on Thursday, while playing a match with fellow participants at the ongoing retreat of members of the state executive council and permanent secretaries at the Jubilee Chalets, Epe.
Doctors and nurses rushed to give him first aid and he was immediately taken to the General Hospital, Epe where he was confirmed dead.
Tinubu was sworn in as Special Adviser on Sports and Chairman of the State’s Sports Commission on October 19, 2015.
He was recently moved to take up his new portfolio.
He was before then the Director of the Lagos State Sports Council. Information available to or source has it that Tinubu died in Epe where the State Executive Council was holding a retreat.
He was said to be engaged in a game of football when he slumped and died. According to our source, “He died right there on the field.” There had been no official statement on the development as at press time. So also did the spokespersons of the government not pick calls to their mobile numbers.
In the group photograph accompanying this story, which was taken before the commencement of the football game in Epe on Thursday, Tinubu is the one with some spot of red on his jersey.