Lagos State Government says former Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who died on Thursday, succumbed to multiple organs failure.
State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who explained the cause of Ajimobi’s death, explained on Friday that the former governor’s multiple-organ failure was caused by complications from COVID-19 earlier contracted by the immediate past Oyo governor.
Recall that Ajimobi later tested negative for COVID-19, but the illness had ravaged his system, necessitating his been placed on a life support before he died on Thursday at age 70.
He was on admission at First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos on June 2, 2020.
Lagos health commissioner tweeted, “We regret the death of immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajumobi who passed on today, June 25, 2020 at First Cardiologist Consultant; a private COVID-19 approved care facility in Lagos State.
“The former Governor died from multiple organs failure following complications from COVID-19 infection.”
Abayomi also commiserated with Ajimobi’s family, adding, “On behalf of COVID-19 Lagos Incident Commander, Babajide Sanwo-Oluand the entire #COVID19Lagos response team, we convey our heartfelt condolences to the family of the former Governor and the people of Oyo State.”