The representative of Lagos East Senatorial District, at the upper legislative chamber, Senator Adebayo Osinowo, has died.
A Lagos state government source said Osinowo died on Monday .
The death of Osinowo, widely known as Pepperito , stemmed from “complications” from ailments not immediately disclosed, Lagos government spokesperson, Gboyega Akosile, told PREMIUM TIMES.
The Senator is said to have died at the First Cardiologist Hospital, Lagos after a brief illness, suspected to be Coronavirus disease.
Osinowo was until his demise a first-term senator from Lagos East Senatorial District. He was 64.
Born on November 28, 1955, Senator Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo was the Senator representing Lagos East at the 9th Nigerian National Assembly.
Osinowo studied Building Technology at the lnstituto per Geometri, Rome, Italy. He obtained his master’s degree at Urbaniana University, Rome, Italy, where he specialized in Building Technology.
Adebayo Osinowo worked with the Federal Ministry of Works, Lagos State. In 1977, he started his career as a Land Officer at the Federal Ministry of Works till 1979. He then became the Managing Director at NITAL International from 1986 to 2003. He then became the Managing Director at NIMCO International Co. Ltd from 1990 to 2003. He also worked as Managing Director, at Extreme Piling and Construction Company Ltd and NIMCO Dredging Company from 1990 to 2003.
Osinowo began his political life in the second republic serving as a youth Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). The state Chairman was late Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Abiola. Osinowo was a four times honorable in the Lagos State house of assembly. Osinowo contested for a seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly for Kosofe constituency and won. In the February 23, 2019 Lagos East Senatorial District election, he was elected Senator, representing the Lagos East Senatorial District at the Nigerian National Assembly. He was subsequently appointed as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries.