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Razak, ex-Lagos commissioner, dies at 74

Lanre Razak, a former commissioner for transportation in Lagos State, is dead.

The chief press secretary to the governor Gboyega Akosile, confirmed the death in a statement.

Razak, who was a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), died at Reddington Hospital in Lagos after a brief illness.

He was an ally former Governor Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He recently openly expressed his support for Tinubu’s 2023 presidential ambition if he chose to run.

According to Akosile, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State, expressed sadness over the demise of the former council chairman of Epe local government area (LGA), who was popularly known as KLM.

“I am saddened by the death of one of our political leaders in Lagos APC, Chief Lanre Razak. He was a loyal party man and committed democrat, with a deep understanding of the state’s political landscape. He was an extremely loyal politician, who did his best for our party, the All Progressives Congress,” Sanwo-Olu said.

“Chief Razak served his people and Lagos State passionately as Chairman of Epe Local Government Area and Commissioner of Public Transportation.

“He brought a lot of development to Epe as a council boss and also made a lot of positive contributions to turn around public transportation in Lagos during his tenure as member of the State Executive Council.

“Chief Razak was a great politician, a strong party man and an advocate of masses oriented programmes. His support for our T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda was exemplary. He always propelled us to do more for the people of Lagos State.

“There is no doubting the fact that he would be missed by the entire political class, particularly the people of Epe, the Lagos East Senatorial District and the State as a whole.”



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