Lagos State Deputy Chief of Staff Gboyega Soyannwo Passes Away at 55

Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo, the Deputy Chief of Staff to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has died at the age of 55.

Soyannwo passed away on Wednesday following a brief illness, as confirmed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho.

In a statement titled “Transition,” Omotosho expressed deep sorrow over the loss. “With deep sorrow, the Lagos State Government announces the passing of the Deputy Chief of Staff to Mr. Governor, Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo. Soyannwo died today after a brief illness. He was 55,” the statement read.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, speaking on behalf of the Lagos State Government and its citizens, extended his condolences to the Soyannwo family.

The news of Soyannwo’s death was conveyed by the governor during a State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. “I have lost a brother and a servant of the people,” Sanwo-Olu remarked while informing the cabinet members.

The meeting was concluded with a minute’s silence in honor of the deceased. Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo is survived by his wife and two children, leaving behind a legacy of dedicated public service.

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