Socialite and former health minister, Funke Adedoyin dies at 55

Socialite and former health minister, Funke Adedoyin dies at 55

Socialite, lawmaker and former health minister, Funke Adedoyin is dead. The mother of one and second daughter of foremost industrialist, Prince Samuel

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Socialite, lawmaker and former health minister, Funke Adedoyin is dead. The mother of one and second daughter of foremost industrialist, Prince Samuel Adedoyin died from the deadly cancer ailment. She died this afternoon in Abuja as a result of complications arising from the deadly cancer disease which she battled for about two years. She was said to have been cured of the ailment but suffered a relapse three months ago which led to her travelling to the United States. Having returned to the country, she was recuperating in Abuja when she lost the battle.

A close political associate of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Funke Adedoyin served as the minister of state for health under former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration and was also a lawmaker representing Irepodun/Oke-Ero/Isin/Ekiti Federal Constitiency of Kwara state at the House of Representatives. She was the Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on the Army.

A well known socialite who cut down drastically on her social appearances, Funke joined a host of All Progressives Congress lawmakers who moved to the Peoples Democratic Party in a mass defection earlier this year. Her older sister, Sola Alao who was the MD of the defunct City Express Bank also battled with breast cancer but was lucky to survive it. She is currently enjoying the beauty of life having found love again after the crash of her first marriage. She has since remarried to Oba Francis Alao, the Olugbon of Igbon land.