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Ambode’s Special Adviser, Deji Tinubu, dies

 *Slumps during football game

*Disbelieve, grief fills the air

*Football is bloody hell – his last comment on what killed him

Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Commerce and Industry, Deji Tinubu has slumped and died.

Tinubu was said to be playing football with other members of the State Executive Council after the end of the second day of the ongoing Retreat for Permanent Secretaries, directors and executives members late Thursday in Epe when he slumped and died.

Deji Tinubu (fifth from left) before the match where he slumped, died
Deji Tinubu (fifth from left) before the match where he slumped, died

Government sources said he suddenly shouted during the football match and then slumped and died.

The death of Tinubu has thrown the entire Governor Akinwumi Ambode’s cabinet and the entire state government into mourning.

Tinubu was the Chairman, Lagos Sports Commission and Special Adviser to the Governor on Sports. He was later made the Special Adviser on Sports alone after the sports commission chairman was given to another person by Ambode.

At the recent Cabinet reshuffle by Ambode, he was redeployed to Commerce and Industry as Special Adviser before his death.

Tinubu was also the Director General, Lagos Sports Commission during the former Governor Babatunde Fashola’s tenure.

One of the nation’s largest and respected social medium, Friends United by Sports (FUBS), it was mourning of the passage of the amiable, sociable and well relating folk.

On his Twitter handle @dejitinubu, Deji who is fond of the sport that eventually killed him had postulated that, “If not for birds and booze i would’ve played for England !!!!!

His last post was a sarcastic encounter with his driver which he captured thus: “Finished in a meeting this morning and then called my driver to come pick me up, he replies ……..” make I bring the car “ !!!!! Half fainted I did !What do I do with him ehn ??!!!”

Meanwhile, his favourite, football got a heavy but pregnant interpretation shortly before where he volunteered: “Football ???!!! Bloody hell !!!! That was on the 22nd January.

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