Alhaji Ademola Fashola, the father of Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State died in the early hours of Monday at the age of 80.
According to statement released by the Chief of Staff to the state governor, Mr. Lanre Babalola;
“In total submission to the will of Almighty Allah, we announce the passage of our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Ibrahim Ademola Bayo Fashola, which occurred on Monday August 5, 2013, at the age of 80. He is survived by his wives, children and grandchildren and great grand children. He will be buried at Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi at 1pm on Tuesday (today).”
Ademola had been battling with an illness since last year and was even flown abroad for medical treatment. The governor, who is on Umrah in Saudi Arabia has cut short his visit to be in the state on Monday (yesterday).
Ademola worked in Daily Times, where he rose to become an Advert Manager in the company. He is survived by eight children. May his soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.