COVID-19: Late Sen. Durojaiye’s family urges Nigerians to get vaccinated



The of late Sen. Biyi Durojaiye, a second Republic Senator and former Chairman of Nigerian  Communications Commission (NCC),  has urged Nigerians to get COVID-19 vaccination.

Mr Abimbola Durojaiye, first and eldest son of the family, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Tuesday in Lagos, that getting vaccinated became necessary, following the death of their father.

Abimbola told NAN that the late Durojaiye, a prominent National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) chieftain and Acting Leader of Afenifere Egbe Ilosiwaju Yoruba, died on Tuesday at the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta, Lagos at 4.00 a. m.

According to him,  Sen. Durojaiye  died after a brief illness at 88 years and his body has been deposited in a mortuary somewhere in Ikeja.

He said it inconsequential what killed the deceased but however,  stressed  the need for everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

“There is a good time to die but what is important is that Baba has gone to rest and he is surely in a better place. His leaving us is very sad,” he said.

He said plans were already in place for his funeral rites and would be communicated to the public soon.

NAN reports that late Durojaiye represented  Ogun East at the senate, between 1999 and 2003.

He also a member of the Constituent Assembly from  1988 to 1989. (NAN)