Monday, May 5, 2014

Breaking News: The former Governor of Lagos Michael Otedola Dies at the Age of 87

Sir Michael Agbolade Otedola passed on, on tuesday at a glorious age of 87. News says he died of a stroke related ailment and this ailment has kept him out of sight for the past five years. So, if you have not been seeing the ex-governor of Lagos state for the past five years and you are wondering why, now you know the reason.

Here is the news according to Punchng

The statement read, “Sir Michael Agbolade Otedola passed away this morning at 87. Funeral arrangements to be announced later by the family.”
It was learnt that the former governor died of a stroke related ailment that has kept him from public glare for the past five years.
Otedola was born on July 16, 1926 at Odoragunsin in the Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State.
He won a scholarship to study Journalism at the Regent Street Polytechnic, London and graduated in 1958.
When he returned to Nigeria in 1959 he became an information officer in the Western Nigeria Government and was later appointed the Editor of the Western Nigeria Illustrated.
In 1961, he moved to the Western Nigeria Television/Western Broadcasting Service and in 1964, he joined Mobil Oil Group of Companies.
Otedola continued as a consultant to Mobil after leaving the company in 1977 before joining politics.
He was elected governor of Lagos State from 1992 to 1993 on the platform of the National Republican Convention.
The late statesman is the father of billionaire owner of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited, Femi Otedola.

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