Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has described the death of the Lagos APC treasurer, Sumbo Ajose as a painful and personal loss.
The Governor who noted that the late APC stalwart will be sorely missed by friends and families described her as a “trustworthy, committed, extremely loyal politician and an invaluable asset to Lagos APC”.
Naija News earlier reported that Ajose died in the United States of America on Tuesday, 13th July, 2021 at the age of 55.
According to information, she had been battling for her life with an undisclosed illness for a while and was on a sickbed receiving treatment when she died.
Sanwo-Olu’s condolence message was contained in a statement titled, ‘Sanwo-Olu Mourns Lagos APC Treasurer, Sumbo Ajose’ which was signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile.
“The death of the treasurer of our party, Sumbo Ajose, is a painful and big loss to me personally, Lagos APC, the deceased family, and friends. I am saddened by the passage of this indefatigable, devoted, loyal, and committed democrat and team player who played remarkable roles in the success of our party during her lifetime.
“She will be missed by her family, friends and the entire political class, particularly Lagos APC State Executive Committee, chieftains and members of the party across the State,” Sanwo-Olu was quoted as saying.
The governor prayed that God would grant ”the soul of our beloved Sumbo Ajose eternal rest and comfort the immediate and political family of the deceased”.
Meanwhile, the University of Lagos authorities have asked students to vacate hostels on campus over COVID-19 scare.
It was gathered that the management of the school reached the decision at a senate meeting which was held on Wednesday.
The Vice-Chancellor of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, had summoned an emergency senate meeting over the potential third wave of COVID-19.
The management of UNILAG at the meeting resolved to put lectures on hold till July 26, where it would continue through virtual means.
The University had earlier confirmed that the medical centre had recorded an increase in the number of patients with COVID-19 symptoms.