Breaking: Ekiti State Deputy Governor Dies Of Cancer At 52

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Deputy Governor of Ekiti State in Nigeria, Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka, has died of cancer, family sources have said.

Funmilayo Olayinka has been deputy governor of Ekiti State since 16th October 2010, advocating women’s rights in every way possible.

Mrs Olayinka, who has been receiving treatment in the UK since last month gave up the ghost earlier today. Her health had reportedly deteriorated over the last few days, according to sources close to Ekiti State government.

The 52-year-old had taken three months sick leave to get medical attention in the UK after she reportedly collapsed in December, with prayer sessions organised in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital for her recovery over the last few months.

Mrs Olayinka holds a Masters degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma, where she was three times winner of the Dean’s honour roll.

She began a career in banking in Nigeria, with her last job before she was elected in 2010 was with Ecobank, where she was head of corporate services.

Mrs Olayinka is survived by her husband and three children.


  1. Wat a painful exit for Ekiti people both home and in dispora. Gov JK Fayemi u’ve lost a dependable ally, Ekiti u’ve lost an illustrious daughter, the family u’ve lost a mother, aunty, niece, wife. God will give u, the family and entire Ekiti people the fortitude to bear the loss

  2. Very very sad news. Ekiti state and indeed Nigeria has lost a gem, a brilliant lady! My condolence goes to her husband and children, our governor JKF and the entire people of Ekiti state. May her soul rest in peace.

  3. What this billionaire should remember always is that he is not the owner of his life ; May be he might not be here by 2045 . Every man ‘s life is in God’s hand . We are just pencil in His hand and he uses us to write whatever He desired. Let someone call him to order to forget the DREAM that will turn him against God his Creator. Please my Billionaire friend accept Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Savior : Tomorrow may be too late . John 3 Verse 16 . From Pastor Aderemi +2348060121107

  4. It’s so sad! Anyway everyone is bound to take the exit door some day. Whatever favour lies within your power to give your fellow brethren, kindly do not hesitate to do it… perhaps it might be last you will ever give! Olayinka R.I.P. Ekiti will surely miss you!!!

  5. A glorious exit from mother earth to eternal bliss…….God knows,sees,hears what we cannot comprehend..she lived an examplary life and she also left a legacy behind…..her good work will continue to echo here on earth and in eternity.This is a lesson for us all,is not the dollars and pounds sterling in our account that matters….we wish her execellency is still alive with to continue the good work………..the last enemy to be defeated is DEATH……..ADIEU……..

  6. what a painful died this a big lesson for does who is very wicked, when a baby is coming to this world he is going to close his hand but when tym come’s that we ave old to die we are goin to open all the hand,(yoruba proverb kini amu wa sa ye kini ao mu lo ki olohun oba te o si afefe ire amen) may soul rest in perfect peace…..almighty allah wil 4 gav all ur sin