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Ex-Lagos Council Chief Collapses And Dies After Eating In A Restaurant

 A former Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Executive Secretary Tajudeen Jaiye Alabi yesterday slumped and died after eating in a restaurant.
 According to The Nation, Alabi was confirmed dead in the hospital he was rushed to by the restaurant.
 The late Alabi who ran a law firm, Jaiye Alabi & Co was said to be on his way to his  chamber in Ikeja but  stopped at the restaurant to eat before the tragic incident.
 He was buried according to Islamic rites few minutes past 4pm yesterday.
 Among those at the funeral were Commissioner for Home Affairs Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef and Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC)  Chairman Otunba Henry Ajomale.
 The late Alabi retired as a civil servant before he was appointed as Ejigbo LCDA chief.
 Information on his Facebook wall showed that he studied Real Property, Corporate and Public Law at the University of Lagos.
 Bariga Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Chairman Kolade Alabi, who led some former executive secretaries and  council chairmen to the funeral expressed shock over Alabi’s death.
 “He was at my council secretariat last Friday and was full of life. He did not show any sign of illness. We went for a meeting that lasted till 10pm before we departed. This is a rude shock,” Alabi said.
 He added: “We still exchanged messages on WhatsApp at the weekend and I  was expecting his reply this morning on a particular job he was undertaking for a foreign firm that wanted to establish their company in Nigeria’’.
 Alabi, who was chairman of Conference of 57 Executive Secretaries, said the group was planning an endorsement event for Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
 According to him, the late Alabi was the chairman of the former Executive Secretaries and had been carrying everybody along.
 “I’m petrified. He was such a wonderful person, humble and cerebral. He brought his civil service experience to bear on the job in his leadership position at Ejigbo LCDA,” he said.



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