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.
So painful a death,we will miss her so much in Ekiti.
May her soul rest in peace.
We will live to remember you as an icon. You have left a big vacuum which can never be replaced. Adieu! Rest in perfect peace – Amen.
This is a great loss to Ekiti state Governor and entire people in the state may almighty God give their family strenght to bear this loss amen.
So sad..may her soul rest in peace
rest in peace
May d family find solace n fortitude to bear ds great but unavoidable call of nature.
Politicians learn from ds, u’ll definitely leave either u like it or not ds way or d other.
WHAT A GREAT LOSS TO EKITI. MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE
May her soul rest in perfect peace,may God Almighty give the family the fortitude to bear the loss
May her soul rest in peace.
Very painful and sad.May her soul rest in peace and God be with her family
May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.Amen
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
you will be missed.RIP
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.
It’s so-so sad,may God give the entire people of Edo State the fortitude to bear the loss of such a great gem and also make her rest peacefully in the bosom of Abraham.
May rest in perfect peace we love u but God love u morethan us,wat ever dey heart in heaven eat with them dot eat earthworm.
Rest in peace mama
Do death remains innevitable but missing her tremendous presence is a new work allocated to the most loving Ekiti pp am only saying take heart 4 our GOD will C u all 2ru
Heya sorry for the lost
so so sad, rest in peace
It is no more news it has become national Anthem dat d Deputy Governor of Ekiti State is dead,may her gentle soul rest in perfect peace Amen.
May her soul rest in perfect peace, May God forgive her sins and give the family and the entire people of Ekiti the fortitute to bear the great lost
Benrose,may d soul of mrs fumilayo rest in peace,if u see my parent extend my greeting to them
what a great n painful loss. May her soul rest in perfect peace
Odun mi wo nun egun….. Oga o Miss Funmilayo. R.I.P
Lobatan !!!!I go see how you go take spend the money wey u steal for heaven
@ olayinka,why are u so heartless?wen people are crying 4 d great lost u are sayin rubish.death is inevitable,u and l shall surely pass away one day.May her soul rest in perfect peace
Its a pity to lost an icon like you in Ekiti and Nigeria as a whole your good contributions to banking industry and politics we remain on deny for ever. R.I.P MA.
May her soul rest in peace wot a great icon,we ll miss u a lot
May her soul rest in peace. Amen
may her soul rest in peace, Amen
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
May God forgive her her sin’s and may God give Ekiti people and her family the Fortitude to bear the heavy loss. Amen. From Pastor Aderemi. +2348060121107
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!!!
Adiu Sister. Here is another lesson for everyone that both young and old shall die, the rich as well as the poor shall also die. The voter just as the voted.
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……..
Rest in peace .Till d resurrection morning
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
This 2 inform every 1 of us dat still alive dat.We accept Jesus 2 reign in our life, cos 2moro may b late.And surrender evrythings 2 Him.R.I.P. MAMA
This 2 inform every 1 of us dat still alive dat.We Sudd accept Jesus 2 reign in our life, cos 2moro may b late.And surrender evrythings 2 Him.R.I.P. MAMA
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