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Sunday, September 04, 2016

Ogun permanent secretary dies days after swearing-in

A permanent secretary in the Ogun State civil service has died barely 48 hours after being sworn into office.
Mrs. Olubunmi Odumusi died in her sleep on Friday night, her family said. 

She was 57.

Relatives said she died after a prolonged battle with cancer, after being at treated local and foreign hospitals at a huge financial cost.

Mrs. Odumusi, a journalist, joined the civil service and rose the position of director in the state Ministry of Information and Strategy.

She was in the United States of America for medical treatment when she received the news of her‎ promotion as Permanent Secretary. She flew back to attend the inauguration and attended the event on wheelchair on Thursday.
As news of her passing spread Saturday, sympathisers thronged the family home at Sam Ewang Estate in Abeokuta.

Her heartbroken husband wept, clasping the body of his departed wife. The body was later taken to the Neuro Psychiatric Hospital.
A family source said Mrs. Odumusi went to bed on Friday, but failed to wake up in the morning.

”I join others in commiserating with the families of Mrs Olubunmi Odumusi. I have a vivid recollection of her as one of the very hardworking Directors who bought into the vision of our administration quite early,” Mr. Daniel said.

“She was very active in the Regional Master Plan of the state which we did and was one of the topmost advocate of the Master Plan. Ogun State service has indeed lost a gem and my prayer is that God in his mercies will grant the family the grace to bear this painful loss at a time when they should be celebrating her promotion. Adieu,” the former governor wrote.

A former Information Commissioner, Doyin Ogunbiyi, who worked closely with the deceased, lamented the loss and expressed shock over the incident.

“She replied my congratulatory message oo yesterday …so sad‎. She was one of my trusted and hardworking staff as Commissioner in the Ministry of Information Youth Sports and Culture then, also Mrs Yetunde Kujore and Barr Demola Badejo..These trio were most efficient and reliable…,” she said.

Culled: Premium Times


  1. Another APC Sacrificial lamb .
    .. They sent dibia to come and go and press her neck while in her sleep..

    Aunty Rip.

    1. Retard school life idiot. Always spitting rubbish with sensitive issues

    2. Haven't you noticed that james, queen, this guy, Tony, Mao akhun and co are only capable of being uncouth, vile and bitter? It's testament to their failed upbringing and resentment of their continued failure in life. All they have left is projecting hate at others, gives them small comfort to think they're better than others

    3. They used cancer to cover up the whole ishhhh... Why she no die since?

      I pray you guys receive sense especially in this buhari time.

    4. School life is James.Idiot

  2. You are stupid

  3. Hmmmmm it's well in the well.may her soul rest in peace.

  4. Winshi winshi things.
    She would have just stayed abroad in peace instead of coming home for the inauguration, chai!
    May her soul rest in peace

  5. You are mad,cant u read very well, she is battling cancer

  6. And she had to leave the hospital for a swearing-in that could be postponed? I rebuke every failure at the edge of my breakthrough in Jesus name.

  7. The stress of the long journey must have contributed to it.

    RIP ma.

  8. Her village people really strong well well

  9. God comfort the family. What a way to go

  10. We are doing immersion baptism in Unilag. No mind my comment this morning

  11. Yoruba people and juju.

  12. If she has cancer, should she not be recuperating instead of vying for political office. RIP

  13. Hmmmm, imagine abandoning one's treatment just to attend inauguration ceremony even on wheelchair, what a risk. Only in Nigeria. What happens to resigning her appointment on grounds of ill-health? At least, at 57yrs of her life, she had done well for herself, all she needed was rest because there's no doubt that stress contributed to her demise, a sickness as serious as cancer is not something to joke with. May her soul rest in peace.


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