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Nigerian female lawmaker Funke Adedoyin is dead

A Nigerian lawmaker has died, according to Premium Times.

Funke Adedoyin, a member of the House of Representatives from Kwara State, died on Friday afternoon in Abuja. Her profile on the Nigerian National Assembly website put her age at 56.

“This is a big loss to me, I am feeling a personal loss right now,” Razak Atunwa, her Reps colleague from Kwara, told Premium Times Friday evening. “It was this afternoon that she passed on in Abuja.”

Mr Atunwa, chairman of House Judiciary Committee and governorship aspirant in Kwara, said Ms Adedoyin died of cancer.

“She had been battling cancer in the past few years,” the lawmaker said.

Ms Adedoyin was daughter of famed Nigerian industrialist Samuel Adedoyin.

She was appointed minister of state for health by former President Olusegun Obasanjo during his second term between 2003 and 2007.

Ms Adedoyin was amongst a host of All Progressives Congress lawmakers who joined the Peoples Democratic Party in a mass defection earlier this year.

 

 

– Premium Times

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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