A former Military Governor of Lagos and Imo States, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (retd.), has passed away at the age of 77.

His close friend and associate, Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin, confirmed the news and described it as a sad development.

She said, “I can confirm that he has passed on. This is very sad news. A statement will be issued soon.”

However, there was no detail about the cause of his death.

The former governor joined the Supreme Military Council headed by the late Head of State, Gen. Murtala Muhammed in 1975. After leaving the military, Kanu became a human rights activist.

Kanu was one of the prominent persons who demanded the actualization of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.

This is just as the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, lost his half-brother, Dr Haroun Hamzat, to coronavirus on Tuesday.

Haroun, who is a medical doctor, reportedly tested positive for coronavirus before passing away at age 37, according to his colleagues.

The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State chapter also confirmed his death in a statement released on Wednesday.

Describing Haroun’s death as a premature death, the association sympathized with medical professionals in the state over the loss.

Part of the statement read, “It’s a dark moment in the Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State, as we announce with deep regret the death of our very young colleague, Dr Haroun Hamzat. Its “sunset at dawn” as he was just 37 years old.”


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