Mr James Kolo, the Kwara Commissioner-designate in the Federal Character Commission (FCC), has died while awaiting his inauguration and 36 others by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The deceased was nominated for the job along with Mr Fareedah Dankaka to represent Kwara as commissioner and chairman respectively in the Federal Character Commission.
Kolo, who hailed from Patigi local government area of Kwara, passed at the early hours of Tuesday, after a brief illness.
His corpse has been reportedly been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital morgue.
In his condolence message, Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, commiserated with the Edu Community and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State over the sudden death of Kolo.
The governor’s condolence was delivered through a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Radii Ajakaye on Tuesday in Ilorin, the State Capital.
AbdulRazaq described Kolo as a loyal party man and a team player whose death was a great loss to his family, the people of Edu local government and the entire State.
“We are devastated by the death of Mr. Kolo after recently falling ill. He was a staunch party man and a bridge builder, who worked hard alongside other patriots for the success of the APC in the state,” he said.
“We are consoled by the fact that he was a good man who got along with everybody that crossed his path. Many knew him for being a generous person”, he said.