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Former Minister, Rasheed Gbadamosi dies at 72

17 November 2016, 06:04

Lagos - Former Minister of National Planning, Rasheed Gbadamosi is dead.

He died aged 72.

His death was announced by the Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde on Wednesday night on his twitter handle @stevoree.

Ayorinde said, “Lagos State Government mourns the passing of a leading industrialist, art patron, former minister and Co-Chairman of Lagos@50, Rasheed Gbadamosi, 72.

“Chief Gbadamosi will be remembered for being a true Lagosian, a nationalist and art aficionado. His remains will be interred at 2pm tomorrow.”

Gbadamosi was a former Minister for National Planning and a former chairman of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).

Before his death, he was the Co-Chairman of Lagos@50.

The deceased, a playwright and economist, served as the Commissioner for Establishment and Economic Development in Lagos State.

He will be buried on Thursday according to the Islamic rites at his 72, Sule Oyesola Gbadamosi Crescent, Oke-Ota Ona, Ikorodu, Lagos, by 2.00 p.m.

- News 24


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