Nigerian Government Mourns As Top Official Dies At 56

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the death of Babatunde Lawal, the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The death of Lawal was confirmed in a statement issued on Monday evening by Dr. Maurice Nnamdi Mbaeri, the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

In the statement, the federal government noted that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, expressed sadness over the death.

The statement unveiled that Lawal, who was also Deputy Secretary of the Federal Executive Council, died on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the age of 56 years.

“With total submission to the will of God, the public service of the Federal Republic of Nigeria announces the passing unto glory of Babatunde Lawal, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Deputy Secretary of the Federal Executive Council which sad event occurred on Friday November 6, 2020 at the age of 56 years,” the statement said.