Son’s Death: Tinubu Jets Out… More Condolences Pour In

This is definitely a big blow to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, who lost his first sn ide on Wednesday.

The bereaved politician, on Thursday, flew out of the country.

This was as sympathisers besieged his house over the death of his son, Jide, while more condolences poured in from eminent Nigerians, both home and abroad.
Among those who were at the Lagos home of the former governor were his political associates, businessmen and women, religious leaders, neighbours, friends, family, among others.

A chieftain of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo described the demise of Jide as a big loss, and urged Tinubu to take heart.
“This is a serious matter; a lot of hope has been dashed. It is not an easy thing. Only God can console the family,” he said.

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, said in the condolence register that “it is with a great shock I received the news.”

Other sympathisers were Elder Tayo Soyode, Mr Femi Falana, delegates from Ondo State government, led by Mr Ifedayo Abogunde, the Secretary to the State Government, among others.

Reacting to the death of Jide, former Senate President, Senator David Mark, in a condolence message made available by his media assistant, Paul Mumeh, condoled with the family and prayed that God would replenish the souls of the departed.
The late Jide was a law graduate of the University of Liverpool, England. He obtained a Masters degree in Maritime Law from the University of London and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999.

He had served as Promoter of TSL Limited and also worked in the Legal Department of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited from January 2000 to September 2001. Prior to this, he had brief stints with Cargo Maritime, Paris, France, a firm of shipbrokers that specialize in petroleum product tankers, and Ocean and Oil Services Ltd.

He died in the early hours of Wednesday, November 1, 2017. His remains have been interred in Lagos.