Ondo Commissioner Dies After Surgery

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Prof Bayonile Ademodi, the State Commissioner for Regional Integration, is dead, The PUNCH reports.

Though details of the death had not been revealed as at the time of filing this report Saturday night, it was gathered that the commissioner passed away on Saturday at the age of 68.

His death was confirmed by the state Commissioner for and Orientation , Mr Doland Ojogo, Saturday, in Akure, the state capital

Ojogo simply said, “It (news of his death) was received with great shock and disbelief.”

His death was also confirmed by a former Caretaker Chairman of East Local Government Area, Wale Akinlosotu

Akinlosotu described Ademodi as a great leader and a builder who was loved by the young and the old.

Our correspondent gathered that the commissioner had been complaining of back pain for some time now.

The pain was said to have forced him to be using a walking stick before he was advised to do what our source described as “corrective surgery.”

The source said, “He had issues with his back. Sometime ago, he complained about severe pains. This forced him to start using a walking stick. However, I think the pains were much and he was later advised to go for surgery. Unfortunately, though the surgery was successful, he later died at Ile Ife, where the surgery took place and where he was working before his appointment as a commisisoner.”