Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, has lamented the death of Deji Tinubu, Special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce and Industry.
Tinubu slumped around 7.30pm yesterday during a five-a-side novelty football match in Epe, on the sideline of a retreat for Lagos cabinet members, permanent secretaries, directors of ministries.
After the application of first aid by the Lagos State Emergency Service failed to revive him, he was rushed to the Epe General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
Bamigbetan said: “I spoke with him just one hour before the match and he was asking me how I was settling down to the new assignment as information commissioner.
“He never showed any sign of illness.
“He was even adjudged to be the fittest around during a compulsory routine medical check for everyone attending the retreat”, Bamigbetan said.
“We have to first inform the family before issuing any statement”.
Tinubu was the Chairman, Lagos Sports Commission and Special Adviser to the Governor on Sports.
He was later made the Special Adviser on Sports alone after the sports commission chairman was given to another person by Ambode.
At the recent cabinet reshuffle by Ambode, he was redeployed to Commerce and Industry as Special Adviser before his death.
Tinubu was also the Director General, Lagos Sports Commission during the former Governor Babatunde Fashola’s tenure.
24-hours before his death, he tweeted this, ‘finished in a meeting this morning and then called my driver to come pick me up, he replies ”make I bring the car“!!!!! Half fainted I did. What do I do with him ehn??!!!’.