Senator Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state is dead, Daily Independent has gathered.
He was 70 years old.
Ajimobi, who has been in coma and on life support for some days after a surgery passed away at the First Cardiology Hospital, Ikoyi.
A credible source said Ajimobi, who was being treated for COVID-19 complications has been totally unconscious since last Thursday after his organs totally collapsed.
He said his family will make a formal announcement on Thursday evening.
“His organs collapsed about a week ago. It is just that the family didn’t want to unplug the life support. May his soul rest in peace,” he said.
Ajimobi, who had been on a life support machine at First Cardiology Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos, after slipping into a coma following Coronavirus complications, died on Thursday.
The former governor was rumoured to be dead last week but his aides and family members denounced the report asking Nigerians to rather pray for his recovery.
The former Chief Executive Officer, National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company, a subsidiary of Shell Nigeria, died due to underlying health conditions, which was worsened by COVID-19.
The death of the former governor of Oyo State was disclosed by an undisclosed source.
Publisher, Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, also took to his Twitter handle to mourn with the family of the deceased.
Good night former GOVERNOR ABIOLA AJIMOBI of Oyo State. My sincere condolences to the family… RIP. pic.twitter.com/Rxym8ciGy6
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) June 25, 2020