Joe Okei-Odumakin, a human rights campaigner, on Saturday confirmed the passing of her husband, Yinka Odumakin, after a brief illness.
Mrs Okei-Odumakin, also the President of Women Arise, made the announcement in a statement in Lagos.
Mrs Odumakin who expressed gratitude to God for Yinka’s life said her husband died from respiratory issues due to complications from COVID-19 which he had recovered from about a week ago.
She also appreciated Nigerians for their sympathy and said burial arrangements will be made public soon.
She said, ”A PART OF ME IS GONE! With gratitude to the Supreme Being for a life well spent, I announce the passing on of my beloved husband, Comrade Yinka Odumakin to the great beyond after a brief illness.
”The sad event happened this morning (Saturday, 3/4/2021) at the intensive care unit of LASUTH where he was being managed for respiratory issues due to complications from COVID-19 which he had recovered from about a week ago.
”I appreciate the outpouring of grief and sympathy from home and abroad as I mourn my irreplaceable soulmate.
”I urge us all to remain steadfast in the cause of the masses to which he dedicated his life. Burial arrangement will be made public in due course.”