Year 2020 has come and gone forever but would never be forgotten by some people especially those in the Nigeria political environment. We take a look at some Nigeria politicians that actually die in 2020.
- Abba Kyari
Abba Kyari died on Friday, 17th April, 2020 of coronavirus (Covid-19) at the First Cardiology Consultants hospital in Lagos at the age of 67 years. He was Chief of Staff to Nigeria’s President and one of the most powerful men in the country.
2. Harry Akande
Harry Akande died on Saturday, 5th December, 2020 at the age of 77 years. Akande was an astute businessman of international repute whose legacy and influence cut across continents and a politician whose greatest passion was for a better Nigeria that guaranteed equity and justice for all.
3. Senator Abiola Ajimobi
Abiola Ajimobi died on Thursday, 25th June, 2020 of coronavirus (Covid-19) at the First Cardiology Consultants hospital in Lagos. He was the former governor of Oyo State, South West of Nigeria. He was 70 years when he died.
4. Alhaji Balarabe
Balarabe Musa died Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 at the age of 84 years. He was a former Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria during the Nigerian Second Republic, holding office from October 1979 until he was impeached on 23 June 1981.
5. Senator Buruj Kasamu
Buruji Kashamu die on Saturday, 8th August, 2020 of coronavirus (Covid-19) at the First Cardiology Consultants hospital in Lagos. He was a former Senator and a strong politilian in Ogun State, South-West, Nigeria. He was 62 years when he died.
6. Senator Saidu Umar Kumo
Senator Saidu Umar Kumo died on the Sunday, 27th December, 2020 after a brief illness at a Gwagwalada hospital in Abuja. He was a Senator and special adviser to President Umaru Yar’Adu. He was 71 years.
7. Sam Nda Isaiah
Sam Nda Isaiah died on Friday, 11th December, 2020, after a brief illness. He was the Chairman and publisher of LEADERSHIP Newspaper and a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under which he contested the presidential primary in 2014.
8. Senator Adebayo Osinowo
Osinowo died Monday, 15th June, 2020 at the age of 64 years. ‘Pepperito’ was a Senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria from Lagos State East and a strong politician in Lagos State, Nigeria.
9. Dr. Wahab Adegbenro
Wahab Adegbenro died on Thursday, 2nd June, 2020 at the age of 65 years. He was the Commissioner for Health in Ondo State, South West Nigeria.
10. Hon. Tunde Braimoh
Tunde Braimoh died on Friday, 10th July, 2020 after a brief illness at the age of 59 years. He was a member of the Lagos State House Assembly and chairman, house committee on information, security and strategy.
11. Senator Rose Okoji Oko
Rose Oko died on Mondya, 23rd March, 2020 at the age of 63 years at a London Hospital. She was a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Cross Rivers State.
12. Zuwaira Hassan
Zuwaira Hassan died on Monday, 23rd November, 2020 after fatal motor accident. She was the Commissioner for Health in Bauchi State. She died at the age of 46 years.
13. Ignatius Datong Longjan
Ignatius Datong Longjan died on Monday, 10th February, 2020 at the age of 75 years. He was once a Deputy Governor of Plateau State, North Central Nigeria and Senator in Nigeria.
14. Hon. Danlami Hamza
Danlami Hamza died on Sunday, 27th December, 2020 after a brief illness. He was a former lawmaker in Kano State, North West, Nigeria. He was 70 years.
15. Rasaq Lanre AbdulKareem
Lanre Rasaq popularly called KLM died on Saturday, 15th August, 2020 of coronavirus (Covid-19) at the age of 73 years. He was a member of the state’s Governors Advisory Council (GAC), a one-time chairman of Epe Local Government and state commissioner for transportation in the military administration of Colonel Olagunsoye Oyinlola
16. Alhaji AbdulKadir Abdulsalam
AbdulKadir Abdulsalam died on Tuesday, 29th December, 2020 after an undisclosed ailment. He was the National Chairman of Labour Party in Nigeria.
May their souls rest in perfect peace!