The former Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Kehinde Ayoola, is dead after a brief sickness for two weeks.
Ayoola is also the current commissioner for environment and natural resources.
The Oyo-born politician was said to have died in Ibadan.
Ayoola represented Oyo East state constituency between 1999 and 2003.
Reacting on his Facebook page, the state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde said: “I received with deep sadness, the news of the death of my dear friend and colleague, Rt. Honourable Kehinde Ayoola. Up until his death this morning, he served as the Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in Oyo State.
“I met late Rt. Honourable Ayoola in 2002, when we worked together as members of the Fortune Group for the election of Senator Rasheed Ladoja. He also served as the Director General for my 2015 campaign and the Deputy Director General for my 2019 campaign.
“He was a loyal friend with a dedication to duty that cannot be questioned. He will be sorely missed for his great oratory skills and his love for the people of Oyo Town and Oyo State. May his soul rest in peace”.