Osun - The Deputy Governor of Osun, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, said that the sudden death of Omotayo Yesufu, the General Manager of Osun Sports Council, was very shocking.
Laoye-Tomori, who said this in Osogbo during the funeral of the late Yesufu who died in Lagos on Tuesday, described his death as a great loss to the state and the nation.
The deputy governor, who led the government delegation to the house of the deceased, said that Yesufu served Osun till the end of his life.
Laoye-Tomori noted that the deceased was the leader of the state contingent to the ongoing National Sports Festival in Lagos.
She described the late Yesufu as a patriotic and diligent civil servant, pledging that the state government would do everything possible to assist his family.
Responding on behalf of the family, Mr Olasoji Yesufu, the junior brother of the deceased, thanked the state government for its support and solicited the government’s assistance for the family.
In his message at the funeral, Imam Raji of Kosemani Mosque in Osogbo stressed that death was inevitable for every human being.
Raji urged the people to prepare for death by doing the will of Allah always, saying that death could come at any time.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late Yesufu slumped at the venue of a sports event at the University of Lagos on Tuesday.
He was rushed to a medical centre on the university campus and later transferred to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where he died.