Oyo Speaker, Adeyemo, dies at 47


Oyo Speaker, Michael Adeyemo

Rt. Hon. Michael Adeyemo, the Speaker of  Oyo State House of Assembly,  is dead.

He died on Friday in Ibadan, aged  47.

Mr Toye Arulogun, the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism,  confirmed the death on Friday in Ibadan.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Adeyemo, a two-term member of the Oyo State House of Assembly,  was reported to have died at Jericho Hospital in Ibadan.

Adeyemo (APC-Ibarapa East State Constituency) was born  to the Adeyemo family of Alaarun compound in Lanlate, Ibarapa East Local Government.

He was a member of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA) and had served in  various positions in the Ibadan branch.

The late Adeyemo was elected speaker of the Oyo Assembly  in 2015.

He was the Deputy Chief Whip of the House and a member of  the Committees on Fund Allocation, Works and Transport as well as  Agriculture, Trade and Investment, Appropriation and Public Finance in the  7th Assembly.

Adeyemo  bagged two university first degrees at  the University of Port Harcourt  and  University of Ibadan.

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