Hon. Tunde Buraimoh, a member of the Lagos state House of Assembly Representing the Kosofe II Constituency, was pronounced dead. His colleague, the Honorable Sanni Ganeey Okanlawon from the Kosofe 1 Constituency, broke the news via social media.
The late lawmaker is said to have died a few weeks before his 60th birthday.
He also served in Parliament as Chairman of the House Committee on Judicial Affairs, petitions and LASIEC.
Buraimoh was also the former Chairman of the Kosofe Local Government from 1999 to 2002 and has been a member of the Lagos state House of Assembly since 2015.
A popular lawmaker, he is affectionately called “Big daddy” by his supporters and fans.
The cause of his death is still unknown at the time of writing. Buraimoh’s death comes almost a month after his former colleague in the Lagos state house of Assembly, Senator Adebayo Osinowo, died at the age of 64.
Interestingly, both lawmakers are from the same area in Lagos. Like Osinowo, Buraimo was an active Federal legislator on the platform of the all-Progressive Congress (APC).
Before becoming a Senator, the late Osinowo was a member of the Lagos state house of Assembly for four consecutive terms (2003-2019).
Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praised Osinowo, saying the late politician had lived an exemplary life.
He lived a full-fledged man, a respected Nigerian, a respected husband and father.
“How do we want to be remembered when we’re gone?” If we have missed it, we must learn something from it. Let us know that our time will come and what people will say about us, ” Sanwo-Olu said.
To honor the memory of Osinowo, the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, June 30, postponed legislative proceedings after observing a minute of silence for the late Senator.
On Wednesday, July 1, the upper house held a farewell session for the late Eastern Senator of Lagos, after which the Senators signed a register of condolences open to their late colleague.