A former deputy governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, is dead.
Otunba Egbeyemi died on Friday evening after a brief illness. He was aged 79 years.
Egbeyemi, a renowned teacher and lawyer, served as deputy governor between October 16, 2018 and October 15, 2022.
He had earlier served as a legislator in the old Ondo State. He later served as chairman, Ado Local Government Council and commissioner for education.
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Meanwhile, the Ekiti State governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has sent his condolences to the family of the deceased.
Governor Oyebanji, in a statement by his special adviser on media, Yinka Oyebode, described the late deputy governor as a statesman of repute, respected community leader and a great lover of his people, who made very significant contributions to the growth and development of the state.