Ed Malik

Mr. Abdulganiy Adetunji Kanimodo, the permanent secretary in Ogun State Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning has died at the age of 59.

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, said he received the news of the death of the permanent secretary, with great shock and disbelief.

Describing the death of the permanent secretary as a colossal loss to Ogun State Civil Service, Gov. Abiodun urged the Head of Service, Dr. Nafiu Aigoro, the Body of Permanent Secretaries and the deceased family to take solace in his legacies of of the late Kanimodo’s discipline, hard work and exemplary lifestyle.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, on Tuesday, the governor said the Ijebu-Ode born technocrat passed on at a time that his wealth of experience was most needed in the State Public Service.

The late Kanimodo was a former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Rural Development, and later Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning until he died on Friday, August 5, 2022.

A one-time Registrar at the Tai Solarin College of Education, Ijebu Ode, the statement added, “was a first-class administrator, an astute manager of men and resources and a good Muslim. He was one bureaucrat whose imprints were felt both in education management and civil bureaucracy.”

The statement noted that “he was also a symbol of professionalism, impartiality, political neutrality and anonymity – virtues which catapulted him to the zenith of his career as permanent secretary in August last year.

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