The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) Olumide Lawal is dead.

Lawal gave up the ghost on Thursday at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos where he had been admitted for an ailment.

Bounce News gathered that Lawal had been going in and out of hospital in recent months seeking treatment for a strange ailment.

His death comes less than 24 hours to his 34th anniversary in the Lagos State Public Service.

Lawal was few months ago advised by medical experts to embark on bed rest.

After leaving hospital, the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, ordered his reinstatement after he was certified by medical experts to return to work.

His tour of duty in the Lagos civil service has taken him to several MDAs: Ministry of the Environment and Physical Planning (MEPP), Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) and the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB).

Lawal was redeployed to the Office of the Head of Service in 2002 to serve as Personal Assistant to the then Head of Service, R.B. Tinubu.

He was appointed a Permanent Secretary in state civil service on February 7, 2016.


Lawal was appointed LASIEC's Permanent Secretary in June 2016 to replace Adeyinka Jeje.

Lawal’s last major assignment for the commission was in November 2016.

He represented the commission’s Chairman Justice Ayotunde Phillips, during the presentation of certificates of return to Oluwafemi Aderibigbe and Segun Olamoyegun of the Accord Party.

Born in Lagos on June 8, 1959, Lawal has since been buried in line with Muslim rites.

Lawal’ death comes four months after the commission lost a serving commissioner, Lateef Raji.

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