The Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area, Babatunde Oke, is dead.

Oke’s death was confirmed on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Akerele.

Akerele said his boss died on Wednesday morning but could not give details.

“Yes, he (Oke) is dead. I cannot give you details now. I am in pain. Please, let us talk later,” he told journalists in Lagos.

Akerele, however, disputed the news making the rounds that his boss died of coronavirus-related complications.

Oke’s death came barely two months after the chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA, Augustine Arogundade, died.

Arogundade was said to have died of coronavirus-related complications on June 2.

Oke is serving his second term in the council.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Conference 57, a forum for all the council chairmen in Lagos State, Mrs Omolola Essien, has described Oke’s death as “sad and shocking.”

She cautioned other local government chairpersons to prioritise holding meetings virtually.

Essien, who is the Chairman of Lagos Mainland Local Government, said: “In Conference 57, all of us are shock because the thing is becoming too much.

“I advise everyone to keep safe. Nothing is important as life. We pray that God will console his family. We need to be strict on enforcing COVID-19 guidelines.”

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