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Former Minister of Education, Pioneer Chairman of The Labour Party in Ondo State, Olaiya Oni Dies

Nigeria this year has suffered the death of some great and important personalities. As a former Minister of Education and the pioneer chairman of the Labour Party in Ondo State, Dr Olaiya Oni, has yesterday joined this list.
Oni, who died of an undisclosed illness on Sunday, at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owo, Ondo State was 74 years.
It was gathered that Oni had been battling with health challenges since 2012, which made him to relocate to his country home in Ise-Akoko, Akoko North-East Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the former minister’s health degenerated some few days ago and was rushed to a private hospital in the area before he was transferred to FMC Owo, where he died.
His death was confirmed by a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) deputy governorship candidate in the state in the 2012 governorship, election, Honourable Saka Lawal, who was very close to the deceased.
Oni was appointed Minister of Education during the regime of General Abdusalam Abubakar in August 1998 till May 1999.

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