NewsSanwo-Olu Loses Deputy Chief Of Staff Soyannwo

Sanwo-Olu Loses Deputy Chief Of Staff Soyannwo

May 15, (THEWILL) – Gboyega Soyannwo, the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has died on Wednesday, after a brief illness, the Lagos State Government said.

Commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, announced the sad development in a statement.

The statement read: “With deep sorrow, the Lagos State Government announces the passing of the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCoS) to Mr Governor, Gboyega Soyannwo.


“Soyannwo died today after a brief illness. He was 55. Mr Governor, @jidesanwoolu, on behalf of the Government and people of Lagos, sends his condolences to the Soyannwo family.

“I have lost a brother and a servant of the people”, Mr Governor said while breaking the news at the Executive Council (EXCO) meeting, After a minute’s silence in respect of the late DCoS, Mr Governor ended the EXCO meeting. The late Gboyega Soyannwo is survived by a wife and two children. May his soul rest in peace.”

Born on October 3, 1968, Soyannwo, 55, was Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) to the Lagos State Governor between 2019 and 2023. He was re-appointed as the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) to the Governor of Lagos State on June 8, 2023.

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