The Lagos State Deputy Governor-elect, Obafemi Hamzat has lost his father, Oba Mufutau Olatunji Hamzat.
He was until his death on Sunday the traditional ruler of Afowowa Kingdom in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State. He was aged 86.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the deputy governor-elect shared the news of the death of his father on his verified Twitter handle
On his official Twitter , the former Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure in Lagos expressed gratitude to God for the life his departed father lived.
He tweeted, “Today, I lost my father Oba Mufutau Olatunji Hamzat, Olu of Afowowa. I thank Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful for the life he lived. One of the greatest gifts a father can give his children is courage & belief in their dreams. Thank you Father for believing in ours.”
NAN reports that the late Hamzat was a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council, the highest decision making organ of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress.
He was also a prominent member of the party’s elders’ council in the state.