Lagos State government has confirmed the death of governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Deji Tinubu.

Deji was immediately rushed to Epe General Hospital after he slumped during a novelty match on Thursday and was confirmed dead at the facility.

The government, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Kehinde Bamigbetan, expressed shock and disbelief over the sudden death and said it has reached out to his immediate family to commiserate on this huge loss.

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"We are still in shock. All of us at the State Executive Council are in disbelief. He was a good and committed patriot who brought his passion to his job. He was a gentleman who maintained excellent team spirit. We shall miss him," he said.

The late Deji Tinubu was the son of late Kafaru Tinubu, one of Nigeria's foremost police officers.

He is survived by an aged mother, Bintu Tinubu and wife, Yemisi.

Until his death, Deji was also a sports broadcaster.

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