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Ex-Lagos Commissioner, Ajiboso slumps, dies at Oba’s palace

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A Former Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Enoch Ajiboso has reportedly died while resolving dispute at the Oba’s palace in Osun State.

Ajiboso, who was also a former Local Government Chairman of Agege Local Government Area of Lagos was 70 years when he died.

His son, Femi Ajiboso confirmed the death of his father on Sunday after he slumped at the palace of the traditional ruler in Inisa, Odo-Otin Local Government Area of Osun.

The former commissioner was said to be settling a dispute between two parties when he suddenly slumped. Frantic efforts to revive him could not yield any positive result as he was pronounced dead immediately he got to a hospital.

Ajiboso did his National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, at the Staff Training Centre, Potiskum, 1977-78.

He was a Management Trainee staff at First Bank of Nigeria Pic, 1980; Senior Asst. Manager, Staff Training & Development, 1990-92 and Dep. Manpower Planning Manager, 1992-97.

He was elected Chairman, Agege Local Government, Lagos State between 1997 and 1998 and was re-elected between 1999 and 2002.

Ajiboso was elected Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria, Lagos State Branch, between 1999 and 2002 as well as elected National Treasurer, ALGON, 1999-02.

He was Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives in 2007 during the administration of former Governor Babatunde Fashola.

He could not complete his tenure as he was sacked for alleged anti-party activities.

Ajiboso attended Saint Peter’s Primary School, Inisa, 1956-63; Inisa Grammar School, Inisa, 1967-71; Kiriji Memorial College, Igbajo, 1972-73; the University of Ibadan, 1974-77 and University of Lagos, Akoka, 1979-80.

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