The chief of staff to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State is dead.
Aminu Adisa Logun died on Tuesday evening. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, said in a statement:,
“With total submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, we wish to announce the passing of the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kwara State Aminu Adisa Logun (min).
“Logun, an industrialist, a public intellectual, and an elder statesman, died Tuesday evening of complications from COVID-19. He died only a few hours after the test of his result returned positive.
“The entire government and the people of Kwara State have lost an outstanding public servant who diligently served the state at various times, including as Chief of Staff to the Governor from June 7, 2019 until he returned to his Lord.
“The Governor has declared a seven-day mourning in honour of the late Chief of Staff.
“We pray the Almighty Allah to grant him Al-Jannah Firdaus and give the family the fortitude to bear the huge loss.
“Details about his Janazah will be made public by the family and the government in due course.”
Mr Logun was an industrialist pioneer in Ilorin and an alumnus of Kuru, Jos, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS). He came from the state capital Ilorin.
Before his inauguration last year, he was chairman of the 80-member Kwara State Transition Committee, named by Governor AbdulRazaq.
An alumnus of Barewa College, Zaria, Mr. Logun attended King’s College, Lagos and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology and a Master’s degree in Science (M.Sc.) from Birmingham University, both in the UK.
He has worked in Lever Brothers, Port Sunlight, UK at different times; Cerekem Arhus, Denmark; North Brewery Limited Kano; Ajaokuta Steel Company; and Itakpe, Nigeria Iron Ore Mining Company. He was also a managing director at New Nigeria Development Company.