Bola Tinubu, the national leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has lost his son, Jide who passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
Jide Tinubu, is the first son of the former Lagos State governor. He was a law graduate of the University of Liverpool, England.
He obtained a Masters degree in Maritime Law from the University of London and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999. He worked in the legal department of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited from January 2000 to September 2001.
He had brief stints with Cargo Maritime in Paris, France, a firm of shipbrokers that specialized in petroleum product tankers, and Ocean and Oil Services Ltd.
The All Progressives Congress as reacted to the news in an e-mailed statement to The Trent at about 7pm expressing “great shock and grief” at the loss of the son of its party co-founders.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) has received the sad news of the death of Jide Tinubu, the son of the former governor of Lagos State and the Party’s National Leader, H.E. Sen. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, with great shock and grief,” the statement signed by Bolaji Abdullahi, the national publicity secretary of the APC said.
“It is never easy losing a child or any loved one. Indeed, it is hardest when they are taken from us too soon. Many who met the late Jide Tinubu, who was a lawyer, fondly described him as cerebral, industrious and full of life.
“In this moment of grief, the Party offers its sincere condolence and deepest sympathy to His Excellency and other immediate family members over the painful loss.
“May the outpouring of sympathy and the comfort in knowing that the late Jide’s death is felt by many, help the family through this difficult time,” the statement said.
There has been no word from the Tinubu family on this loss.