Olubunmi Odumusi, a newly sworn-in permanent secretary of the Ogun State Ministry of Information and Strategy, has died.
Odumusi, 57, was said to have died in her sleep around midnight on Friday, September 2, 2016, after a prolonged cancer battle.
The state governor, Ibikunle Amosun had had sworn in the deceased as a Permanent Secretary 24 hours earlier, reports say.
The ailment, according to reports, had gulped huge sums of money from the family to get the deceased treated in Nigeria and overseas.
A number of prominent Nigerians have died of cancer in recent times. Nigeria’s ambassador to the US, Adebowale Adefuye, passed on after a courageous fight with cancer.
Oronto Douglas, a leading environmental activist and a major aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan passed away at 49, in April 2015 after a 7-year battle with cancer.
Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Funmilayo Olayinka, passed away at the age of 52 “after a tough but courageous battle with breast cancer”.
A former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, shocked Nigerians when photos of her in London were published by Dele Momodu. She is battling cancer in London.