Bamidele Olumilua, Ex-Governor of Ondo, dies at 80

Former governor of old Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua, is dead.

His eldest son, Muyiwa Olumilua, who is Ekiti Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, announced the elder statesman’s death on Thursday.

He said his father died at 80 in his Ikere-Ekiti country home in the wee hours of Thursday after a brief illness.

It was gathered that the second civilian governor passed on few weeks after his 80th birthday.

Olumilua was the Executive Governor of Ondo State, Nigeria from January 1992 to November 1993 During the Third Republic.

He was elected on the Platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), but left office when the Military Regimeof General Sani Abacha took over Power .

Late Olumilua’s Deputy, was Olusegun Agagu, who later became Governor of Ondo State from May 29 2003 till February 2009

He hails from Ikere-Ekiti in Ekiti State and Survived by Children and Grandchildren among whom is Commisoner for Information and Values Orientation in Ekiti State, Muyiwa Olumilua.

Job Ayantoye

Job is a reporter for, he focuses on bringing local news reports in Nigeria.
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