Funmi Olayinka, Ekiti Deputy Governor, Passes On

Mrs. Funmilayo Olayinka, Deputy Governor of Ekiti State has been confirmed dead by medical experts at the Saint Nicholas Hospital Lagos this evening.

Olayinka, who was initially flown to the United States for medical treatment was brought back into the country mid March after futile efforts to restore her back to health.

ThePost learnt she was plagued by cancer, an ailment which eventually took her life.

Olayinka , a proven technocrat and seasoned professional banker, left Ecobank Nigeria Plc as Head of Corporate Communications to delve into politics. Preceding her short stint at Ecobank, she headed the same department at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) plc.

She was born in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State Nigeria on 20 June 1960.