NFF, LASG Commiserates with Late Deji Tinubu Family

NFF, LASG Commiserates with Late Deji Tinubu Family

The Nigeria Football Federation has commiserated with the Family of a former board member of the Federation and Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry, and Cooperatives to the Lagos State Government, Deji Tinubu.

The Former chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission and seasoned sports analyst, Tinubu slumped and died while playing football at a retreat organized for Lagos Commissioners and Special Advisers with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Epe, Lagos.

NFF reacted to the sad news via the federation’s official Twitter handle, the tweet reads:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of former Executive Committee member of the NFF, Mr. Deji Tinubu following his sudden demise last night. We are still in shock as we pray for the repose of his soul. #RIPDejiTinubu” @theNff

In a related reaction, The LASG in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan also expressed “shock and disbelief’ over the sudden death of Mr. Tinubu and has reached out to his immediate family to commiserate on this huge loss to the family and the citizens of Lagos State.

“We are still in shock. All of us at the State Executive Council is in disbelief. He was a good and committed patriot who brought his passion to his job. He was a gentleman who maintained excellent team spirit. We shall miss him,” he said.

Bamigbetan said the late sports analyst slumped while playing five aside match with fellow participants at the ongoing retreat of members of the state executive council and permanent secretaries at the Jubilee Chalets, Epe.

The late Deji Tinubu was the son of late Kafaru Tinubu, one of Nigeria’s foremost police officers. He is survived by an aged mother, Bintu Tinubu, and wife, Yemisi.

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