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Fourth republic senator, Olabiyi Durojaye dies at 88

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A Fourth Republic Senator on the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in 1999, Senator Biyi Durojaye , is dead.

SalientTimes reliably gathered that Senator Durojaye died on Monday, in Lagos, after a brief illness.

He died at the age of 88

Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye was once the Chairman, Board of Commissioners for Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

He had represented Ogun East Constituency in the upper chamber of the National Assembly at the start of the Fourth Republic on the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in 1999.

COVID-19 has been flagged as the killer of Senator Ibrahim Mantu and the pioneer artist Yusuf Adebayo Grillo.

The Durojaiye family is yet to release a statement on his death.

Otunba Durojaiye earned a BSc (Economics) London, and an LLB, London.

He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1979.

He also graduated from the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

He worked for 35 years in the Nigerian public sector, including 28 years as a Director of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the National Mint.


He also worked with the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve System in the U.S.A and the City University London between 1964 and 1982.

He is survived by many children and grandchildren.

His wife Florence died in 2009, at the age of 72, two months after they marked their 50th anniversary.