Tuesday 30th January, 2017 is a black day in Lagos as the entire members of the governor Akinwunmi Ambode led administration we’re in a sad mood at the Christian wake of colleague, Deji Tinubu.
Tinubu who kicked the bucket last Thursday after slumping during a novelty football match in Epe, Lagos state was, until his death, Special Adviser Commerce and Industry to the Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode.
He was formerly SA to Governor Ambode on Sports and Chairman Lagos State Sports Commission.
The astute sports administrator cum sports broadcaster is being buried today at the Vaults & Gardens, Ikoyi, Lagos after the lying-in-state ceremony held at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG City of David, Victoria Island.
In a brief remark during Tuesday’s final burial service, Gov. Amosun described the late Mr. Tinubu as a brilliant individual whom he admired a lot.
The governor said it was quite painful that Mr. Tinubu died on his birthday, January 25.
“The last time I spoke with him (Deji Tinubu), I told him about some new projects I wanted to execute in Ogun state, and he was very excited with them, he told me he would come and see me in 2018 but now he is no more,” the governor lamented.
Since his death last Thursday, tributes have been flowing in for Mr. Tinubu who was a well-respected figure in sports circles and beyond.