Lagos Lawmakers Mourn Ex-Mushin LG Chairman, Tunde Adepitan


By Dipo Awojobi – Lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly have described the death of the immediate past chairman of Mushin Local Government, Hon. Tunde Adepitan as a sad loss.
Lagos State House of Assembly

It will be recalled that Adepitan died on Wednesday 20th April, 2016 after battling with heart-related disease.

The matter was raised by Hon. Olawale Olayiwola, who is representing Mushin Constituency 2, who stated that Adepitan died suddenly at age 55 and that he was a great member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who did his best for the people.

“He was a teacher before he joined politics. We should write a condolence letter to his family, pay a visit to them and observe a minute silence on his behalf,” he said.

In granting the requests, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa stated that Hon. Adepitan was a gentleman, who served as the Chairman of Mushin Local Government for six years.

“No one can stop death, when it is time for anybody to go. We pray God to forgive his sins and grant him eternal rest. We will observe a minute silence on his behalf, write a condolence letter to his family, and send the letter through the representatives of Mushin Area,” he said.

The representative of Mushin Constituency 1 in the House, Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuosho said that she was moved by the innocence of a six-year old daughter of the deceased, who was oblivious of her father’s death with the way she was playing and singing, when she and others paid a condolence visit to the family.

She stated that residents of Mushin area have refused to be consoled after Adepitan’s death was announced as she said that he was a man of the people, who decided to pursue personal business having served the people meritoriously before death took him away.

Also, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, who said that Adepitan was his neighbour in Alfred Estate in Ojota, Lagos before his death, described him as a man of peace, who could not hurt a fly.

Olowo thanked the Speaker of the House, the Deputy Speaker and other principal officers of the House for standing by the deceased, when he was sick before death eventually took him away, adding that he would surely be missed.


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