Borishade, former Minister dies in a London hospital

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Borishade, former Minister dies in a London hospital


Former Education Minister Prof. Babalola Borisade, former Aviation Minister is dead. The Ekiti State-born educationist died in London at the age of 71.

A statement by the family in Usi-Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Area, Olamide Borishade, said the late Borishade passed on after a brief illness.

Borishade, a four time Minister was born in Usi-Ekiti on March 7, 1946, into the Ebi Ilotin family. He was an electrical engineer, a university teacher, an administrator and a politician.

Borisade, popularly known as “Boris” in the political circles, was the Baba Isale of the Cathedral Church of St. Andrews, Usi-Ekiti, the seat of the Diocese of Ekiti Oke, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).

The late minister was rushed to a private hospital in Lagos last week from where he was flown to London for further treatment.

Borisade, who served under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, held the portfolios of Aviation, Culture, Tourism and National Orientation.

He was among the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) shortly before the 2015 general elections. Governor Ayodele Fayose described Borishade’s death as a great loss to the political class, the people of Ekiti State and the country in general.

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