Female lawmaker Funke Adedoyin is dead

Nigerian lawmaker has died, Funke Adedoyin, who is a member of the House of Representatives from Kwara State, has died. She died Friday afternoon in Abuja at the age of 54.

“This is a big loss to me, I feel 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 a daughter of famed Nigerian industrialist Samuel Adedoyin.

She was appointed health minister by former President Olusegun Obasanjo during his first term between 1999-2003.

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