A former Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Executive Secretary Tajudeen Jaiye Alabi, yesterday slumped and died after eating in a restaurant.
He was confirmed dead in the hospital he was rushed to by the management of the restaurant.
The late Alabi, who until the incident 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.
He was buried according to Islamic rites few minutes past 4pm yesterday.
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’’.
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.