APC Chieftain in Lagos, Lanre Rasak, Dies of Coronavirus

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A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Lanre Razak, and a member of Governor’s Advisory Committee (GAC), the highest decision-making body in Lagos State, has died of complications arising from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Razaq, sources said, died early Saturday morning.

The Epe-born politician was said to have taken ill some days ago now.

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Information had it that he was already recovering only for him to pass on today at the age of 74.

Announcing his obituary, Bayo Osiyemi said Razaq died of COVID-19.

Osiyemi wrote: “Lagos State boisterous politician and the Balogun of Epe, Chief Lanre Rasaq is dead.

“He succumbed to the coronavirus pandemic on Lagos after a long battle with it.

“Chief Rasaq was a member of the state’s Governors Advisory Council (GAC) and was a one-time chairman of Epe local government before he was elevated to becoming the state commissioner for transportation in the military administration of Col Olagunsòyè Oyinlola.

“Bìg and burly, KLM, as he was widely known, was a member of several social organisations.

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“He ran a flourishing construction company which was involved in many housing programs of govt on private-pinlic partnership basis.”

Razak had his political base in Epe where he earned the title of Balogun of Epeland. He was also honoured with the title of Fiwagbade of Lagos.

Idowu Sowunmi