How Brigadier-General Olurin died – Family

Tunji Olurin

Tunji Olurin

By Florence Onuegbu

The family of late retired Brig.-Gen Adetunji Olurin, on Saturday, said he died after a brief illness in Lagos.

The former Military Administrator of Oyo State, died at the age 77.

In a statement signed by his son, Mr Babatunde Olurin, on behalf of the family, the late ex-Governor of Oyo State, died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Friday, Aug. 20.

Olurin said that the family, though pained, remained grateful to God because the late Brig.-Gen led a good life.

“It is with a deep sense of loss but gratitude to Almighty God for a life well lived, that we announce the passing of retired Brig.-Gen. Adetunji Idowu Olurin.

“In 27 years of service to the Nigerian Army, Olurin served as the military administrator of Oyo state, the General Officer Commanding, the three armoured division and the ECOMOG field commander in Liberia.

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“He also served as the sole administrator of Ekiti and was a governorship candidate in the 2011 Ogun gubernatorial election,” Olurin said.

The late Brig.-Gen Olurin is survived by his wife, Mrs Kehinde Olurin, two sons Babatunde and Olumide Olurin, daughter-in-law, Fehintola Olurin and grandson Demilade Olurin.

The family said that burial arrangements would be announced soon.

Olurin hailed from Ilaro in Ogun West Senatorial District of Ogun State.

He was the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in the 2011 general election in Ogun State.

Olurin, a Field Commander of ECOMOG Peacekeeping Force in Liberia from 1992 to 1993 during the First Liberian Civil War, retired from service in 1993.

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