Ariat Aderoju, wife of chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith, is dead.
The Lagos State government made this announcement on Saturday in a statement issued by the chief press secretary to governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile.
According to the statement, the deceased, aged 69, died on Friday.
The statement read: “Lagos state government, on behalf of the Smith family, wishes to announce the passage of our mother and grandmother, Alhaja Ariat Aderoju Smith (nee Jinadu) who died on Friday, June 5, at the age of 69.
“The remains of late Alhaja Ariat Smith will be buried on Saturday, June 6, in accordance with Muslim rites.
“Only immediate family members will be allowed at the burial rites, in strict compliance with the NCDC/Lagos state government’s guidelines on COVID-19 social distancing protocol.”
Her husband, Musiliu Smith was inspector-general of police from 1999 to 2002 and currently chairman of the Police Service Commission since 2018.