Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Dogara mourns as Rep slumps, dies

By News Express on 21/07/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,907

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has described the sudden death of Hon. Adewale Elijah Oluwatayo as a shock to him.

Elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency of Lagos, Adewale, popularly called Jah by his supporters, attended the caucus meeting of the House of Representatives on Wednesday evening but slumped in the early hours of Thursday.

Dogara in a statement issued by his spokesman, Turaki Hassan, said he was deeply affected by the news of the sudden demise of his colleague whom he described as a hardworking, committed and patriotic lawmaker.

According to the Speaker, “The late Hon. Elijah died when his services to the nation was most needed.

“We mourn our fallen colleague as one who gave his best in service to God and humanity.

“He was a committed and hardworking member who championed the cause of his people.

“Our hearts goes to his immediate family, the people of Ifako/Ijaiye Federal Constituency and Lagos State over this great loss.”

The Speaker therefore prayed God to give his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, saying: “We will surely miss him in the Green Chamber.”

While commiserating with family of the deceased, the apex leader of the APC in Ifako-Ijaiye, Chief Ayo Akande, in a statement expressed shock over Adewale’s death. According to him, the late lawmaker was a loyal politician who will never compromise his belief and ideology.

“Honourable Adewale was a loyal party man who was a good ambassador of his people in Ifako-Ijaiye. He is humble servant leader who puts the interest of his people first. He was a very principled, respectful politician who would never compromise his belief. He will be greatly missed.

“My heartfelt condolence to his family, the good people of Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency, the leadership of the National Assembly and the APC family. May his soul rest in perfect peace.”

The deceased lawmaker served as a Special Adviser on Education in Lagos state between 2009-2011 and chairman Electricity Board between 2004-2007.

He attended Ilesha Grammar School 1968 and subsequently attended and graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, where he obtained his B.Sc. in1979, and Lagos State University 2005, where he bagged his Master’s degree in Education.

•Adapted from an Independent report. Photo shows late Hon. Adewale Elijah Oluwatayo.

Source News Express

Posted 21/07/2016 9:21:15 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Northern, South-East elders move to end pro-Biafra protests...

Ekweremadu proffers solution to attacks by herdsmen

Democracy Day: NLC demands accountability from political office...

Court stops Adoke’s prosecution over Malabu deal


Troops nab suspected militants behind recent attacks on...

Whistle blower policy: FG recovers N143. 89bn from...

2019: South East agog over Obi’s emergence as...

Return illicit funds or face trial, Magu tells...

Illegal varsity operator to spend 10 years in...

Jonathan’s wife moves to jail First Bank, Skye...

Army arrests 17 suspects involved in Plateau killings...


Latest News World Igbo Congress endorses Atiku/Peter Obi ticket •Says Obi a miracle worker Boko Haram may soon kill Leah Sharibu, health workers — Red Cross EFCC operatives trail Fayose Travel ban: We have not released any list — Presidency Forget 2019 Presidency, Save Lagos Group tells Buhari Wike declares support for Atiku 2019: PDP South East caucus, MASSOB okay Atiku/Obi ticket Falana to Buhari: Withdraw travel ban on 50 Nigerians ‘without any delay’ INEC under pressure to return Zakari to operations Amnesty office dismisses reports, says not owing graduands under scholarship at Benson Idahosa University Over 15 cultists denounce membership in Enugu Aba fuel explosion: Tension over fresh pipeline leakage


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (406,301 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (382,038 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (314,396 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (256,196 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (237,117 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,141 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (203,868 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (185,357 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (169,869 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (165,747 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,305 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,148 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (67) Business & Economy (3,679) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (945) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (558) Features (658) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,529) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,613) Opinion (1,122) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,210) Religion (880) Sports (1,730) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


Zenith Zero Balance

NLNG Expression of Interest banner

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




Fulham vs Arsenal 1-5 All Goals & Extended Highlights


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera