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Oyo State Assembly Speaker Dies At 46, Calls On For Attention On Cardiac Arrest Issues


The Oasis Reporters

April 28, 2018

Oyo State House of Assembly Speaker, Michael Adeyemo.

The Oyo State House of Assembly has been thrown into mourning. It’s speaker, Rt Honorable Michael Adeyemo, is dead.

He was said to have slumped and died on Thursday evening, barely five years after the demise of his wife.

It was gathered that Adeyemo, who reportedly drove himself from his Office at the Oyo State House of Assembly Complex, Agodi, Ibadan, to his residence at Elebu axis of October, Oluyole Estate, was said to have dropped the car key on the centre table and slumped as he walked away from the centre table.

He was said to have been rushed to the Jericho Specialist Hospital, Ibadan, for medical attention shortly after he slumped. But he was reportedly confirmed dead in the hospital. His remains were said to have been taken to the Anatomy Department, University of Ibadan at a time medical staff in teaching hospitals have resumed yet, another strike for better working conditions.

There are unconfirmed reports that presume that his death might not be unconnected with hypertension, which he was said to have been managing for some time.

The Majority Leader, Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr. Kehinde Subair was quoted by Citymirror as having confirmed the news of the death, and was said to have betrayed emotions while speaking with journalists on phone, Friday morning, saying: “His death came as a rude shock to us because he never showed any sign of ill health. He drove himself home from the office the day he died, and the report got to us later that he slumped and all efforts to revive him proved abortive. Till now, we are still in shock.”

It will be recalled that Ahmed Tinubu’s son, Jide Tinubu died of cardiac arrest earlier this year. He was below 40 years of age.
Calls have therefore gone out for more sensitization on the causative factors of heart diseases that is unfortunately spreading to the under 50. Many say it is due to changing lifestyle habits and inadequate attention to medical checks in a country where hospitals are hardly open due to one form of workers strike or the other.

The Nigerian super rich and highly paid political appointees regularly fly out of the country for one form of medical attention or the other whereas hospitals in the country are left derelict and without attention.

Condolence messages have been pouring in to the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi from citizens amongst whom are a former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, Sen. Abdulfatai Buhari, the Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cyber crime and a couple of others.

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