Former Head of Service in Lagos State, Alhaji Rafiu Tinubu is dead.
Tinubu died in Abuja on Wednesday at the age of 75 after a brief illness.
A statement signed by Gboyega Akosile, Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, described Tinubu’s death as a huge loss.
Sanwo-Olu sympathized with Tinubu’s family, the deceased’s friends and associates.
“Alhaji Tinubu’s demise came at a time the nation and Lagos, in particular, needed his wealth of experience the most.
“As experienced administrator per excellence, we certainly will miss the late Alhaji Tinubu’s counsel on matters of importance in the state civil service.”
The governor said the former head of service would be remembered for the “laudable achievements”.
Sanwo-Olu said: “We can’t forget the contributions of late Alhaji Rafiu Tinubu towards the professionalization of Lagos civil service. His quest for excellence and exemplary leadership were a hallmark of his earthly sojourn.
“We sympathise with the Tinubu family, especially our National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, wife and children of the deceased and the entire extended families of the late elder statesman.
“I pray that Almighty Allah grant the late Alhaji Rafiu Tinubu Al-Janah Firdaus and grant members of the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”