Former Minister of Education and pioneer Chairman of the Labour Party (LP) Dr. Olaiya Oni is dead.
He was aged 74.
Oni, a seasoned technocrat and former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in the Old Ondo state reportedly died on Sunday after being hospitalized at an undisclosed hospital in Owo local government area of the state.
According to some relatives, Oni, a former Head of Service (HoS) has been experiencing some health challenges since 2012, which was one of the reasons he relocated from Akure to his home town, Ise-Akoko in Akoko North East local government area of the state.
It was learnt that Oni’s health degenerated three days ago and he was rushed from his Ise-Akoko home to an undisclosed hospital in Owo where he eventually gave up the ghost.