Oba Mufutau Olatunji Hamzat, the father of the Deputy Governor-elect of Lagos state, Obafemi Hamzat is dead.

Lagos State Deputy Governor-Elect, Femi Hamzat Loses Dad
Oba Olatunji Hamzat died in the evening of Sunday, May 12, 2019. (The Nation)

This is coming 17 days to the inauguration of his son, Dr Obafemi Hamzat Akadiri, as deputy governor.

According to The Nation, the monarch died on the evening of Sunday, May 12, 2019, following a brief illness and the funeral prayer will hold on Monday, May 13, 2019, at his Yaya Abatan Ogba residence in Lagos.

He last had a public outing during the conferment of an honorary doctorate degree on him by a foreign university which took place at the University of Lagos, Akoka.

The deceased was a member of Lagos State assembly and Commissioner for Transportation between 1979 and 1983.