Kazeem Alimi, a Lagos State House of Assembly member representing Eti Osa 1, APC, is dead.
A two-term member of the House, he was aged 50 and died at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – after suddenly taking ill.
Alimi, until his death, was the Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Community Affairs.
According to Hon. Tunde Braimoh, one of his colleagues, in a press statement made available to the media “With heavy hearts, grief and a deep sense of loss; the Speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, principal officers , honourable members , management and staff of the Lagos State House of Assembly announce the passing of an illustrious , astute and distinguished member of the Lagos State House of Assembly; Mr Kazeem Alimi.
“Alimi passed on in the afternoon of Tuesday, July 18, after an intense battle to regain his health which suddenly took a bad turn immediately after the celebration of his 50th birthday.
“As a matter of fact, he (Alimi) was a perfect host as he remained his suave, amiable and debonair self personally attending to guests and giving them his all throughout the event.
“The ceremony was well attended by almost all honourable members of the house, notable political leaders from his constituency, Islamic clerics , families and friends.
“Several odes were sung at the event in honour of the Honourable who turned 50. Alas !! Those odes are now dirges.
“Until his demise, Alimi, a man with a cool, good and fine mien, was the Chairman , House Committee on Local Government Administration.
“Alimi, a veritable and venerated Honourable member, was a role model to many. His public and private conducts were instructive and exemplary.
“Even in the shock and devastation of his unexpected departure , we find solace in the fact that his life was an illustration of courage , determination and greatness.
“We are also consoled in the fact that he led a good life and he was well loved and revered by his colleagues and others till the very end”.
An indigene of Eti Osa, Lagos, his primary education was at Moba Primary School and his post primary, Government College, both in the popular Maroko.
He moved on from there to the Lagos State University where he bagged a degree in Economics. And prior to becoming a member of LSHA, he had worked in their Accounts Department and later, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service.
He was first elected in 2001, and again 2015. His burial details were yet to be announced as at the time of writing this.
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