A former Minister of National Planning, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi, is dead.
Gbadamosi, who was a leading industrialist, art collector and writer, died on Wednesday at the age of 72.
Although he was still active on the socio-cultural scene, he was said to have suffered from multiple strokes since last year and had recently gone abroad for medical treatment.
Ayorinde added that his remains would be interred on Thursday (today) afternoon.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Steve Ayorinde, confirmed the death of the man who was also the co-chairman of the Lagos @50 Planning Committee.
The Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, is the chairman.
Ayorinde said, “The Lagos State Government mourns the passing of a leading industrialist, art patron, former minister and co-chairman of the Lagos@50, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi.
“Chief Gbadamosi will be remembered for being a true Lagosian, a nationalist and an art aficionado.”
Among his other strides in the business world, Gbadamosi was chairman, Ragolis Water Ltd., AIICO Pension Managers and Lucky Fibres Nig. Plc.
He was also a former chairman of Bank of Industry.