Amid an outpouring of grief, the family of the late former military administrator of Oyo State, Brig.-Gen Adetunji Olurin, has said the deceased did not suffer any prolonged ailment before his death.
The family said he died during a brief illness in Lagos. He was aged 76.
In a statement signed by his son, Mr Babatunde Olurin, on behalf of the family, the late ex-Governor of Oyo State, died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Friday, August 20.
Olurin said that the family, though pained, remained grateful to God because the late Brig.-Gen led a good life.
”It is with a deep sense of loss but gratitude to Almighty God for a life well lived, that we announce the passing of retired Brig.-Gen. Adetunji Idowu Olurin.
”In 27 years of service to the Nigerian Army, Olurin served as the military administrator of Oyo state, the General Officer Commanding, the three armoured division and the ECOMOG field commander in Liberia.
”He also served as the sole administrator of Ekiti and was a governorship candidate in the 2011 Ogun gubernatorial election,” Olurin said.
The late Brig.-Gen Olurin is survived by his wife, Mrs Kehinde Olurin, two sons Babatunde and Olumide Olurin, daughter-in-law, Fehintola Olurin and grandson Demilade Olurin.
The family said that burial arrangements would be announced soon.