Christopher Alao-Akala, a former Governor of Oyo State, is dead, Pendulum Nigeria reports.
The politician who is also a former police officer died on Tuesday in Ogbomoso at the age of 71.
Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde confirmed the death via his Facebook page saying, “I join the good people of Oyo State to mourn the passing of a former Governor of our dear state, Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, which sad event took place today.
“May his soul rest in peace and may God grant his family the fortitude to bear this great loss.
I have directed that flags fly at half-mast in honour of Governor Alao-Akala, our brother, friend and illustrious son of Oyo State.
“His Excellency will be remembered for his contributions to the development of Oyo State as Governor, especially for taking infrastructural development to other zones of the state outside Ibadan”.