A zonal women leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress and former Executive Director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) is dead.
The APC chieftain, while she lived, was the only female member of Bola Tinubu’s influential governance advisory council in Lagos.
According to Peoples Gazette, Mrs Nelson died Sunday morning. She was 66.
Family sources told the paper that Nelson, who was the Yeye Oge of Lagos State, had been unwell for a while, treating undisclosed ailments at different hospitals.
Ms Nelson was appointed to NSITF by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, a position she held until May 2021 when she was removed under unclear circumstances. Months before her removal, Mr Buhari praised her as a loyal party member and commended her work towards his administration’s success.
She was born on February 9, 1956, and schooled in Ijebu, Lagos and Ibadan; and was survived by her three children.
She used to be one of the right hand loyalists of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.