Nigeria Parliament member slumps, dies

Nigeria Parliament member slumps, dies
United Bank for Africa

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Elijah Adewale, representing Ifako Ijaiye Constituency of Lagos State slumped and died in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja.

Adewale, who was said to have attended the caucus meeting of the House of Representatives on Wednesday evening, later slumped in his house and died on Thursday.

The lawmaker was born in 1951.

He attended Ilesha Grammar School where he obtained his West Africa School Certificate in1968. He proceeded for his tertiary education at University of Nigeria Nsukka, where he bagged a Bachelor’s degree in 1979. He also got a Masters Certificate from the Lagos State University in 2005.

He was Chairman, Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government Area 2004 to 2007 and was also Special Adviser on Education to the Lagos State Government from 2009 to 2011.

In the 2015 general election, he contested for the House of Representatives election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and won to represent Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency.

Adewale’s death shocked members of the APC in Abuja as he showed no sign of weakness before his untimely demise.