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Nigeria’s former Minister of National Planning Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi has died.

Gbadamosi died on Wednesday at the age of 72. He was said to have suffered from multiple strokes since 2015 and had recently gone abroad for medical treatment.
Commissioner for Information in Lagos State Steve Ayorinde confirmed the death of Gbadamosi who was the co-chairman of the Lagos @50 Planning Committee.

Lagos commissioner confirms death

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Ayorinde said: “The Lagos State Government mourns the passing of a leading industrialist, art patron, former minister and co-chairman of the Lagos@50, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi.

“Chief Gbadamosi will be remembered for being a true Lagosian, a nationalist and an art aficionado.”

Ayorinde disclosed that his remains would be interred on Thursday (today) afternoon.

In business, he was chairman, Ragolis Water Ltd., AIICO Pension Managers and Lucky Fibres Nig. Plc. He was also chairman of Bank of Industry.

He also had a stint with the Petroleum Products Prices Regulatory Agency, where he served as chairman.

Gbadamosi was also involved in creative development. As a playwright, he authored Trees Grow in the Desert, which has been widely performed.

He was a founding member of the MUSON Centre, Lagos, while he was one of Nigeria’s biggest art collectors.