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Nigerian lawmaker Dies at 51



Olaide Adewale Akinremi, a member of the House of Representatives, passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 51.

Akinremi represented the Ibadan North Federal Constituency under the All Progressives Congress (APC) and served as a ranking member and chairman of the House Committee on Science and Research.

In a statement, Akin Rotimi, the House spokesperson, described Akinremi as a “dedicated public servant known for his unwavering commitment to the development of his constituency and the country at large.”

“His passion for service, coupled with his deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of his people, earned him the endearing title of ‘Jagaban’,” Rotimi said.

“Throughout his tenure, he was a staunch advocate for policies and initiatives that promoted social welfare, economic growth, and scientific research. His contributions to legislative debates and his active participation in committee activities were a testament to his dedication and hard work.

“Rep. Akinremi was as much a grassroots politician as he was an astute statesman who leveraged his goodwill and network of relationships to attract positive impact to the people of his constituency. He built friendships by being intentional about reaching out and sending goodwill messages to all colleagues on special occasions, fostering camaraderie and unity within the House.

“As a ranking member, Rep. Akinremi had keen institutional memory and was a mentor to many first-time parliamentarians, guiding them with wisdom gained from his extensive experience in legislative affairs.”

Tajudeen Abbas, Speaker of the House, also expressed “profound sadness” over the lawmaker’s passing.

“Rep. Akinremi Olaide Adewale was a beacon of dedication and service,” Abbas said. “His contributions to our legislative work, especially in the area of science and research, were invaluable. His passing is a great loss to the House, his constituency, and the nation. We will miss his leadership, wisdom, and the unique passion he brought to his work.”

Akinremi’s death follows the recent passing of Isa Dogonyaro, a House of Representatives member who represented Babura/Garki Federal Constituency in Jigawa State. Dogonyaro died in May after a brief illness.

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