Ekiti Speaker’s death: Assembly declares seven days of mourning

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The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr. Funminiyi Afuye, is dead.

He was 66 years old.

According to Mr. Yinka Oyebode, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ekiti State, Afuye died at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday when he was receiving treatment after suffering cardiac arrest.

Afuye was a Commissioner for Information and two-time member of the State Assembly.

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He was inaugurated Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly on June 6, 2019.

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Meanwhile, the State House of Assembly, in a statement by Mrs Yemisi Ayokunle, the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Publicity, said that the late speaker died during a brief illness.

Ayokunle said that the assembly had declared a seven-day mourning period in his honour.

She said that it was also directed that flag in the Assembly complex should be flown at half mast.

Ayokunle described late Afuye as “an embodiment of courage, excellence and a highly committed man to public service” adding that he would be greatly missed.

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