Former Minister Of Education, Olaiya Oni Dies At 72 (PHOTO)

Former Minister Of Education, Olaiya Oni Dies At 72 (PHOTO)

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on October 19, 2015
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A former Nigeria Minister of Education, Dr. Olaiya Oni has died after a lost battle to an undisclosed sickness which left hm bedridden for some months.

Sources from his family disclosed to newsmen that Oni died on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, in Owo, Ondo State.

He was aged 72.

Dr. Olaiya Oni, a former Nigerian minister of education died on Sunday, October 18, 2015 in Ondo State.
Dr. Olaiya Oni, a former Nigerian minister of education died on Sunday, October 18, 2015 in Ondo State.

Oni was a one-time chairperson of the  Labour Party (LP) in Ondo State, and also a chieftain of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)

While his body was deposited at the hospital’s morgue, arrangements for his burial ceremony have taken a full force.

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