Saibu Adeosun Mulero, Chairman-nominee for the caretaker committee in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State, has died just a few hours before his screening by the Ogun State House of Assembly.
This was confirmed by a close family source, as well as a statement from the Ogun State government on Wednesday.
it was learnt that Mulero was expected to appear before the State House of Assembly Screening Committee on Wednesday (today) for his confirmation.
According to a close family source, the deceased had already dressed up for a trip to Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, to enable him to appear before the Assembly committee.
He, however, decided to take a short rest and was suddenly discovered that he could not wake up again.
The Ogun State government in a statement issued by Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, described Mulero’s death as shocking.
The statement read: “He was such a diligent and resourceful grassroots politician whose skills and astuteness would have helped the people of Ippkia move to a higher level of development.
“He will surely be missed by the party, APC, the good people of Ipokia LGA that he had plans to lead and the Dapo Abiodun administration would miss his envisaged contributions to our model of inclusive and participatory governance, which he was a disciple of.
“Governor Dapo Abiodun prays that the good Lord will comfort his immediate family and grant his soul eternal rest in Aljanah Firdaous.”
The deceased was a graduate of Mass Communication from Ogun State Polytechnic now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.
He was a former Special Assistant and Senior Special Assistant to Ipokia Local Government Chairman, and a two-time supervisor in the local government.
Mulero was a member of the Ipokia Local Government Transition Committee in 2016 and a senior legislative aide in the National Assembly.
He is survived by his wife, Mulikat Adeosun and three children.