A member of the House of Representatives from Kwara state, Funke Adedoyin, has reportedly passed away.
The lawmaker was said to have passed on in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Friday, after suffering from cancer.
Confirming the sad news, speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, described Adedoyin’s death as a great shock.
Writing via his Twitter handle, Dogara said the late lawmaker was vibrant and dedicated to carrying out her duties as a public servant.
According to him, “news of the death of Hon. Funke Adedoyin came as a great shock. She was a vibrant lawmaker and dedicated public servant.
“We @HouseNGR pray that God grants her family, constituents & the people and government of Kwara state the fortitude to bear the loss.”
The deceased was an All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker, who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) earlier in the year.