A former Lagos State Sports Commissioner, Ademola Adeniji-Adele, has died, family sources told PREMIUM TIMES early Thursday.
Mr. Adeniji-Adele passed away in India where he had gone for a medical check-up after developing some complications, sources said. He was 60.
An official of Lagos State government confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES and said the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, was preparing to announce it to the people of the state.
Mr. Adeniji-Adele served as commissioner between 2007 and 2011 during the first tenure of former Governor Tunde Fashola.
A pro-democracy campaigner, Mr. Adeniji-Adele’s struggle during the military regime of the late dictator, Sani Abacha, saw Mr. Adeniji-Adele’s incarceration for months.