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Former Lagos Education Commissioner Dr Olawale Idris Dies Of Stroke In Lekki Lagos

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Ex-Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Dr Olawale Idris has died.

Dr Idris lost his battle to stroke at the age of 78 at his family home in Lekki Lagos on Thursday the 30th of August 2018.

The deceased was appointed Commissioner for Education by the first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande in 1979 and was charged with the implementation of the UPN administration’s priority programme — free and compulsory education at all levels in Lagos State.

Here is what his widow, Muyinat told PM News on phone about his death in an emotion laden manner:

“I can’t believe that my husband is gone, we are still together in the early hours of today and I never knew he was going to leave me for eternity.

“My husband is 78 years old and we have been planning big for his 80th birthday; I never knew he won’t wait till then.

“I am speechless, I don’t know what to say again but I will surely miss him”.



  1. Gbenga Ibidapo

    August 31, 2018 at 4:41 AM


  2. iron bar

    August 31, 2018 at 4:44 AM

    Adieu ex commissioner..may ur family be comforted.

  3. fifelomo

    August 31, 2018 at 11:11 AM

    Adieu pa.

  4. Lola O

    August 31, 2018 at 4:21 PM

    Allah grant you the fortitude to bear the loss and courage to accept the inevitable. Death is the destiny of every man. I remember Commissioner Olawale Idris vividly as his appointment came during the year of my secondary school completion. Fondly remembered and will be sadly missed by his loved ones. Peace be upon his soul, aameen.

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