The immediate pass governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, is dead. The first two term governor of Oyo State was 70 years old. Ajimobi who has been in a coma and on life support, died of COVID19 complications. He reportedly died at First Cardiologist Hospital in Lagos state today June 25.

The former governor was rumored to have died last Thursday, June 18 but his aides and family members denounced the report asking Nigerians to rather pray for his recovery.

Late Ajimobi was governor between 20011 and 2019. Befor joining politics, he had worked for National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company, a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria where he rose to become the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.

He is survived by his wife, Florence, and children.