The Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Oluremi Tinubu OON, has sent her deepest sympathy and condolences to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the family of her predecessor, Senator Muniru Adekunle Muse, who passed on in the early hours of Tuesday June 2, 2020. Senator Muse represented Lagos Central Senatorial District in the 6th Assembly between 2007 and 2011.
Senator Tinubu described the late Senator Muse as a “grassroots politician in every sense of the word. He demonstrated true leadership, was easily accessible and related well with people.”
She said: “Senator Muse was an excellent gentleman, astute administrator, committed Nigerian and devout Muslim. We had a good relationship borne of mutual respect. We were in regular touch and communicated a week ago.
“Until his demise, Senator Muse continued to show uncanny team spirit and interest in the development of Lagos Central, supporting and often attending in person the various initiatives and activities of the Senatorial District.
‘Senator Muse’s passion for youth development birthed the Muniru Muse U12 Boys and U15 Girls Soccer Competition, a grassroots football tournament for boys and girls in the Lagos Central Senatorial District. In his honour, we have continued to sponsor and organize the competition for the last eight years. At the last competition however, Mr. Governor indicated a willingness to take on the competition and organize it at State level for wider reach. This, I think is a good way to honour a great Son of Lagos.’
“May God comfort his family at this moment. He will be greatly missed by all of us, particularly the people of Apapa Local Government, Lagos Central Senatorial District, Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole. I pray that God grants the soul of Senator Muse eternal rest.”
The late Senator was elected as Chairman of Apapa Local Government Area from 1999 to 2002. From 2003 to 2004, he also served as Executive Secretary of Apapa Local Government and was re-elected as Chairman from 2004 t0 2007. Later in 2007, he was elected Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District on the platform of the Action Congress.
June 3, 2020.